Surfaced Hand Woven Basket Bag // Pinks + Purples
This product is currently sold out.
Surfacedpartners with the Angels Women’s Collective, a group of women who live in a small village in Tamil Nadu India, who make our hand knotted baskets. The people in this village are classified Scheduled Caste, which is an officially designated group of historically disadvantaged people in India
There is very little employment in the village and the work that does exist is usually seasonal farm work or laboring on construction sites. Many of the men have to leave the village to find work elsewhere and some of the women in the group are Widowed and have to find their own way to earn an income.
Basket makingis a skill that can be undertaken at home. The women often sit and make baskets together while sharing the responsibilities of looking after their children. These baskets are commonly used in India by the poorer classes. They carry their fruits and vegetables and their tiffin’s and water bottles. This style of basket is disappearing due to imported bags from China.
Each basket takes approximately two days to make. These multi use, practical baskets are made from first grade plastic which is strong and sturdy and will stand upright while your pack your vegetables. The material is fully recyclable and Surfaced is happy to have your basket recycled if you no longer wish to use it.
Your purchase supports the Angels of Dhardambatti to provide an additional income for their families.
Thank you for your support.
size can be seen in second photo
very heavy duty
great for every day use
each has a tag which describes where the bag has come from and who personally made it
Size 36cm x18cm x 32cm
This is a handmade product, some slight variations in size may occur.
Your handwoven basket has been made by the Angel Women's Collective. Each basket can take up to three days to make depending on the complexity of the pattern.
Your purchase of this basket supports the women to earn a regular income.
The basket is made from 100% recyclable plastic it is strong and sturdy and is suitable for market shopping, bag