Square Handled Basket

Square Handled Basket

Regular price $29.99
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Set your table simply with this minimalist fair-trade Square Handled Basket hand‒woven from date palm leaves by artisans working with Rishilpi. Date palm leaves and leather.

Rishilpi trains and supports artisans in rural Bangladesh. Rishilpi, a nonprofit, nongovernmental development organization in southwest Bangladesh, was founded to improve the lives of people of the Rishi caste. "Rishilpi" is formed from two Bengali words, "Rishi," denoting the caste, and "shilpi," meaning artist or craftsman. Rishi, traditionally leather workers, for centuries have lived at the margins of Bengali society. Generally landless, with no easy access to schools, many struggled in a continual search for work to survive. In addition to income generation, Rishilpi conducts relief and development work in rural Bangladesh communities. Benefits to artisans include education sponsorship, health care, microcredit savings programs and early marriage prevention support for their adolescent daughters. 

Wipe with damp cloth 

Overall: 10.25W x 10.25L x 3.75H inches; Internal dimensions: 9.75L x 9.75W x 3.25H inches; Handles: approximately 10.25L (end to end) x 7.5L (not including leather tab portions sewn to basket) x 0.75W inches - Two tan leather handles attached to the sides of the basket (one on each side) - Handcrafted in Bangladesh