Handwoven Octagonal Rattan Tray is woven in India. Purchased from an Indian owned and operated company that partners with Artisans in India to bring their Rattan Collections to international markets. Their vision is to invest in their Artisans by using ethical trade practices, run community based education programs to preserve their craft and ultimately provide long term sustainable income for their community!
*Handcrafted Artisan made items will vary slightly in color and size this is desirable and not a defect
DIMENSIONS: 11.5" long x 11.5" wide and 2" high, with handles O/A H is 5"
FACTS & HISTORY: Weaving of baskets is an art, as ancient as pottery in India. The ancient nomadic food gatherers wove reeds together to prepare baskets to hold their food or their other collectibles. Later with the advent of different cultures, basketry took shape both for domestic and ritual purposes. Special patterns evolved according to the local traditions and techniques.