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 (Can be used to keep jewellery or treasures)
Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer), natural dyes.
Made in Amarasi, Timor, 2019
9 x 6 cm
1 pieces

Koro Mama decorative betelnut basket (Can be used to keep jewellery or treasures)
Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer), natural dyes.
Made in Amarasi, Timor, 2019
14 x 10 x 8 cm
1 piece

Renjung seed basket
Basketry with bamboo and a grass locally called senggang (Hornstedtia scyphifera), natural dyes.
Made in Kalimantan, 2019
31 x 17 cm and 30 x 15 cm
2 pieces

Kalai string carrying bag (great for carrying water bottle or fruit)
Basketry with fig tree (Ficus benjamina) bark.
Mark in Boti, Timor, 2018
38 x 15 cm
1 piece

Box.CR.003
US$185 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.