Thursday, June 24, 2010
These Baskets from KwaZulu Natal in South Africa are absolutely amazing. I've decided to carry them on my online store, Kerut Home for their beautiful craftsmanship, detail and contemporary clean look. These baskets are made from Ilala palm fronds. The fronds are collected, pulled into strips, naturally dyed and then hung to dry as the traditional Zulu women prepare their materials for basket-weaving. The palm fronds have a natural waxy coating which makes them ideal for the weaving of these watertight baskets. These baskets are also a product of Fair Trade. This fair trade partnership works to provide low-income artisans and farmers with a living wage for their work. Please support the people of Africa by purchasing these stunning fair trade baskets. I will add more baskets to the site soon. As of now, I have the 2 large ones with lids, and 2 bowl baskets.