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A bright basket uniquely handcrafted of kaisa grass decorated with recycled cotton sari fabric with built-in handles. Kaisa is a sturdy wild grass. Artisans cut it from riverbanks during the monsoon season, leaving the roots for the next year’s crop. Later growth of kaisa is thicker and stronger, and used to make fences in the villages. Prokritee is a fair trade company in Bangladesh whose mission is to develop the social and economic capacity of poor, rural, disadvantaged women in Bangladesh by creating productive employment opportunities and sustainable linkages to world markets. They operate 10 different handicraft enterprises throughout the country and employ over 1500 women.
Width: 19 1/2" (inches)