Palmyra Sobe Basket Large

Palmyra Sobe Basket Large

75.00

A woven storage basket with a design of difference. Each basket takes over two days to complete with a complex design that only the most experienced basket weavers can make. What better way to contain and display the things in your life?

Handcrafted from start to finish, this basket is intricately handwoven with Palmyra leaves, a traditionally used Indonesian material known for its strength and durability.

DETAIL

Handmade in Indonesia

Materials: Palmyra leaves

Size: X Small 15cm x 18cm D at top; Small 23cm H x 24cm D at top

Care: Store in a cool, dry place. Gentle dusting. If exposed to water gently dab with a clean cloth and allow to air dry.  

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IMPACT

Basket weaving artisan fair trade homewares

Established in 2014, Du’Anyam started its first project in Larantuka City, East Nusa Tenggara, one of the poorest provinces in Indonesia with one of the highest maternal and newborn mortality rates in Indonesia.

Staggering upsetting statistics - 1 in every 3 Indonesian children suffering from malnutrition; 260 babies dying before reaching the age of 1 month old each day; and 42 women dying from childbirth, everyday.

By regenerating existing wicker weaving traditions an alternative income source to subsistence farming for pregnant women the maternal & newborn health issue is addressed in a sustainable manner. We aim to promote the unique wicker-crafting culture of these artistically-gifted women to the people of Australia. By partnering with Du’Anyam we want to be a part of empowering these women by helping them gain control over their family’s income, resulting in a positive change to escape poverty.

Research has shown that when women are given more financial autonomy, they are more likely to focus spending on nutritious food, health care, and education.
Through everyone’s hard work, Du’Anyam has managed to increase the women’s income to 40%, improving their welfare. A scholarship for 50 students were also handed out by Du’Anyam to the children and grandchildren of the most accomplished wicker-crafting women.