Our market basket is handwoven in Morocco from sustainable palm leaves creating a beautiful herringbone texture of sturdy natural fibres. The bag is ideal for carrying groceries, laundry, and other daily essentials.
The doubled straps allow the basket to transition from tote to shoulder bag.
The long one is approximately 40cm from the rim to the top of the handle.
- Material: Woven from Palm leaf and natural long and short leather handles
- Approximate size: length of top 53cm x width of base 20cm x height 35cm
- Colour: Natural
Spot clean only.
This product is made by hand so each one is unique with its own quirks and kinks.
The baskets are made with leaves from doum palm trees that line valleys and riverbeds in the south of Morocco. The work is carried out by a number of small family groups - no work takes place in factories - and all are paid a fair wage. The palm leaves are woven into strips and the strips are then sewn together to make up the baskets. The palm is splashed with water during weaving to help make it more malleable which helps make a tighter weave. Depending on the size, it takes 3-4 hours to make each basket. Palm leaf baskets at the rim - there is sometimes a bit of a dip, this is not a fault it’s how the final strip of the palm is attached to the lower strip and part of the handmade process.