The art of basketry dates back to our hunter gatherer times and has developed from simple containers for food gatherings, to other items that include: mats, boxes, chairs, cradles, sandals, etc. We still see these creations being crafted today, but in a much smaller capacity.
The Benito family of Oaxaca, Mexico is one of the only families there who still caries on the tradition of basket weaving. However, our founder had the incredible opportunity to meet them on her most recent trip to Oaxaca, and with her, she brought back a collection of this family’s hand woven baskets which display the high level of talent and craftsmanship of this region.
The extremely sturdy body of every basket shows that each natural fiber was woven with intention and innovative design. Both short and tall sizes of this basket can function well as laundry baskets or you can try using a tall basket as a holder for large plants! However you imagine these beautiful pieces in your home, they will sure add a dynamic look and texture to your space.
Tall: 12" (1 ft) diameter, 12.5" tall
Short: 15.5" Opening diameter, 12" base diameter, 7" tall