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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 7 x 4 cm / 3.5 x 3 x 1.5 in
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
14 x 10 x 8 cm / 5.5 x 4 x 3 in
Takin seed basket
Basketry with bamboo and a grass locally called senggang (Hornstedtia scyphifera), natural dyes.
Made in Kalimantan, 2019
20 x 19 cm / 8 x 7.5 in
Sidu Baku storage basket (Great for putting fruit in on a table. Wash by hand and dry in sun)
Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer).
Made in Lembata, 2019
19 x 9 cm / 7.5 x 3.5 in
Ndabi Wai basket with coconut shell base (Decorative art – traditionally used as a way to serve a special guest food with the masterful weaving lid of a chicken)
Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer)
Made in Rindi, East Sumba, 2018
37 x 14 x 14 cm / 14.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 in
Napkin and Placemat Set for two
Reversible set of placemats and napkins dyed by the Threads of Life Natural dye studio
Linen, indigo (Strobilanthes cursia) rust (Ceriops tegal), with plant mordant Symplocos. Made in Bali, 2019
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