Hand woven baskets made from coconut palm leaf.
- Small: 6" diameter, 2" tall
- Large size: ~7-8" diameter, 2.5" tall
Handmade in Guerrero Mexico. Please allow for slight natural variation in color and size.
In Mexico palm leaf weaving is a tradition. Throughout history we have seen its strength and flexibility characteristics taken advantage of in the development of a long list of products that are extremely useful in everyday life.
Although the raw material is easily accessible, the incomparable value of each hand-woven palm handicraft is precisely the work involved in making the designs, in discerning between what type of fabric will be used, or in determining the technique to be used, since the integrity, duration and use of the crafts that are made depend on these factors. The different fabrics and techniques are learned from generation to generation, preserving part of Mexican culture in them.
Utilitario Mexicano is a partnership of Libia Moreno and Enrique Arellano, dedicated to searching, choosing and selecting Mexican objects: how many there are, who makes them, what are their middle and small traders. A tireless work of street curators devoted to dust off artifacts from yesteryear and forever.