Berber Woven Tagine Basket
The range of baskets Morocco produces is vast, from traditional doum palm baskets finished with simple sisal handles, to fun boho style baskets adorned with colourful wool pompoms and tassels. Basket making is an important source of income for rural villagers as it provides a means of supplementing the money earn’t through shepherding and farming, but now there are also many artisans employed on a full time basis to meet the growing demand for baskets as increasingly popular fashion and home accessories.
There is a huge variation in materials and weaving techniques, each characteristic of the country and region in which they are made. Our baskets are made by artisans throughout Morocco and woven from locally available and sustainable doum palm, reed and alfa grass. The fibres are woven into long strips which are then stitched into forms such as mats, baskets, lampshades and decorative objects.
We spend many hours in the company of artisans on our regular trips to Morocco and can often be found in the workshops and souks discussing life over a glass of sweet mint tea.
handmade from Reed
Berber Woven Tagine Baskets are made in Morocco
Height approx 35cm (with lid on)
Diameter approx 40cm