We have created these sets of a variety of crafts and basketry from the islands we work with. Each piece has been chosen carefully to stack into our boxes so that we can send these to you with as little shipping cost as possible. These make wonderful gifts throughout the year. This specially curated set is of basketry from Sumba used traditionally to serve guests of honour.
The palm leaves are from a lontar palm tree that is over 50 years old as the carbohydrates found in the leaves is much lower than in younger trees. By choosing leaves from these older trees for the basketry they are not eaten by insects so the baskets maintain their strength and beauty for long time. These baskets can be washed with dish soap and dried in the sun after their use in the same way a traditional community would clean them.
Tangga Wahilu Manu basket. Decorative art – traditionally used as a way to serve betelnut to the guest. The chicken in the center is important as is used for ceremonies. Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer) Made in Rindi, East Sumba, 2021. Size 20 x 14 x 5 cm / 8 x 5.5 x 2 in 1 piece
Tanga Mbola Banjalu. Decorative art – This basket is used for offerings of betelnut and is placed on the grave of the deceased as part of the final prayers before the grave is closed. The basket is then stored for the next funeral ceremony where it will be used again. Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer) Made in Rindi, East Sumba, 2021. Size 15 x 15 x 16 cm / 6 x 6 x 6.5 in 1 piece
Mboala Happa Palaku. Decorative art - traditionaly this basket is used to keep jewelry. Basketry with lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer) Made in Rindi, East Sumba, 2021. Size 15 x 10 x 5 cm / 6 x 4 x 2 in
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