Petite Market Basket with Short Sisal Handle
Our Petite Market Basket allows you to create the cutest display, or great for a super quick trip to the shop. It also makes the perfect gift for kids who want to be llike Mum or Grandma and carry their own sweet market basket.
This petite market basket is round and stands at approx 20 cms, is 14cm in diameter at the base and 26cms at the opening.
2 Duck Trading baskets are made in the traditional French Style seen in markets across France, with the baskets are handmade and hand crafted. The baskets are made from palm leaf fronds which are sustainably harvested each year in July, after which the weaving starts, going through to December. The leather is tanned in Marrakech. The styles originate from the Atlas mountains north of Fez, the desert regions out from Marrakech and the coast near Essouiara. Each using local materials.
The weavers operate in collectives and are largely women working from home. The baskets then come to the depot to have the leather finishing touches – handle, decoration or trim added.
The baskets are all handmade and hand crafted items and as such, can vary in size, colour and shape. Each weaver is subtly different (much like someone's hand writing) which makes each basket unique and individual. The leather is tanned using traditional methods and may have variations in colour.