- Handwoven wicker and esparto grass
- Made by family company near Jaén
- Perfect for serving breads or as a tray
- Support an ancient artisan tradition
- Warm and rustic
- Size - 16 inches x 16 inches
Present warm breads in this rustic handmade basket from the countryside of Spain! Each basket is made of strong wicker with handwoven esparto grass. Our artisan operates one of the last workshops to preserve this art.
Fill this artisan basket with your selection of Spanish favorites, or any variety of gifts. This 16 inch square basket is also an attractive and convenient way to store linens or supplies in your kitchen.
Outside of the ancient city of Jaén, just north of Granada, townspeople craft these baskets one-by-one. Aged wicker is woven to create a sturdy frame, then handwoven esparto grass adds a timeless accent.
Esparto grass is one of the most traditional materials in Spain. It was used for everything from window shades, to kitchen storage to saddles for burros. In modern times it has been replaced by more modern fabrics and containers, and there are very few workshops that continue to practice the craft of weaving esparto grass. Your purchase will help preserve this artisan tradition for future generations.
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"Sturdy & stylish. "
Sara Kirkpatrick - Columbia - Jan 26, 2016