The banana Basket
In our opinion, ecological and sustainable issues are at the heart of creation.
Our Banana basket is certainly the most representative product of this approach: Biodegradable, ecological and resistant!
Depending on the regions of the world, different plant fibers are used in basketry. The most common fibers are wicker, sisal, raffia, palm or rattan.
The interest of the banana plant, besides its fruits, is its very large size (the leaves can go up to 7 meters) and its renewal every nine months allowing the conservation of the resources. In addition, the fibers are directly extracted from the same plants that have been used for their bananas which avoides waste.
Thanks to its strength, this fiber similar to jute yarn or linen in used in many ornamental products and packaging. This abundant plant is one of the oldest cultivated in the world and dates back to the first textile weaving.
A year ago, a women’s group located in Meru, Kenya, has launched the creation of this handcrafted basket made from banana and sisal fibers. A genuine tribute to weaving and ancestral traditions, sold exclusively at AS’ART.
Both materials and the delicate braiding bring this basket flexibility and strength.
As it can be curled, its height is ajustableand its diameter of 27 cm is perfect as a plant pot.
You can purchase this african basket in our shop or from the eshop!