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This charming natural coloured basket with handles is hand woven from hogla rope and leaf. Artisans weave the hogla, a thick leafed, grass like plant which grows in the rivers and marshlands, to create the rope which is then woven into the finished products. This basket is handmade by skilled artisans working with Dhaka Handicrafts, one of our fair trade partners in Bangladesh.
Dhaka Handicrafts is a fair trade company founded in 1976. They work with 1375 impoverished artisan families in Bangladesh to bring their traditional handcrafted items to the international marketplace. Over 90% of Dhaka's artisans are women. Women are encouraged in leadership and the artisans learn to be independent and have a voice. In some cases, the artisan is the primary income earner in the family and her sustainable income, from the sales of handicrafts, often supports the family and finances children’s education.
Diameter: 17" (inches)
Height: 13" (inches)