Raffia Rectangular Basket
$55.00|Made in Italy
This Raffia Rectangular Basket is handmade by Monti Artisans on the Italian island of Ischia. Each piece takes up to 8 hours to make, using traditional techniques. Versatile, durable and beautiful, these baskets are the perfect addition to any home. They are perfect for infusing any room with some Italian joy.
11.02 x 8.27 x 2.76 inches
Raffia and Metal
Monti Artisans is a family studio that has specialized in handmade raffia pieces like this rectangular basket. Founded on the lovely Italian island of Ischia in 1865, Monti Artisans have always used ancient artisanal techniques in their craft. These techniques were originally imported by ancient Greek settlers, and informed by later Arabic influences. Island women have developed the craft over centuries, and are famous for the baskets they weave. They usually carry out their work sitting on a low bench or chair. They then transform piles of tangled straw into beautiful pieces, using only their hands, their skills and some water.
Raffia takes its name from the fronds of the Raffia palm, native to Madagascar. The fibers are extremely strong, and have been used for countless purposes throughout human history. As a result, the practice has spread with human communities that are familiar with it. Despite being a very widespread technique, there are many local variations. Ischia has developed its unique style over centuries of practice, and Monti Artisans is working to keep it alive.
In their ongoing work, Monti Artisans are preserving Ischia Raffia techniques for future generations. This is because Monti Artisans are passionate about their work, their heritage and their land. This passion shines through in every one of their beautiful baskets, which are truly unique. Perfectly versatile, extremely durable and steeped in ancient Italian traditions, these are wonderful additions to any discerning modern home.
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Delivery time ranges from 2-7 business days.
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This item is eligible for return within 30 days of receipt if unused and in its original condition.
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