Basketry & Crafts

Threads of Life Treasure Box

We have created these sets of a variety of crafts and basketry from the islands we work with. Each piece has been chosen carefully to stack into our boxes so that we can send these to you with as little shipping cost as possible. These make wonderful gifts throughout the year.

All of the natural materials are carefully selected for age so they will not decay, the maker uses techniques handed down to her from her grandmothers and motifs are inspired by nature and the natural dyes come from local gardens. All of these items continue to have traditional use in the community.

Snipi betelnut basket
Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer), natural dyes.
Made in Amarasi, Timor, 2019.
9 x 6 and 5 x 4 cm
1 piece

Koro Mama betelnut basket (Can be used to keep jewellery or treasures)
Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer), natural dyes.
Made in Amarasi, Timor, 2019.
13 x 9 x 9 cm
1 piece

Kalai string bag (great for carrying water bottle or fruit)
Basketry with fig tree (Ficus benjamina) bark.
Made in Boti, Timor, 2018.
24 x 16 cm
1 piece

Double Sided Placemat and Napkin
100% Linen, natural dyed.
Dyed with Indigo leaves Strobilanthes cusia and bark of mangrove species Ceriops tegal at Threads of Life Natural Dye Studio, 2019.
2 pieces placemat double sided rust and indigo
2 pieces napkin rust and indigo

Tanga Bola Uhu ornate betelnut basket
Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer), natural dyes.
Made in Sumba, 2019.
19 x 8 cm
1 piece

Kerogo picnic basket
Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer), natural dyes.
Made in Sabu, 2019.
21 x 17 cm
1 piece

Oko Taka ceremonial rice container (Wash by hand and dry in sun)
Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer), natural dyes.
Made in Abi, Timor, 2019.
28 x 14 cm
1 piece

Sidu Bola rice container with top (Wash by hand and dry in sun)
Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer), natural dyes.
Made in Lembata, 2019.
1 piece

Box.CR.002
US$320 for all above items including shipping

Enquiries to jeanhowebali@gmail.com, please state the name of the textile.
First come first served basis — each buyer will have five working days to make payment.
Shipping, import duty, VAT not included.
All sales are final and no returns will be accepted.