More baskets are arriving summer 2017.
These large, elegant and simply decorated baskets are handwoven by the women of the Tuareg, one of the last remaining nomadic tribes of Sahara Africa.
Each basket is dramatically punctuated with a symbolic section of indigo. The small squares dotted throughout the Points of the Day basket indicate where the weaver has stopped for the day and then started the next. The Waterfall design features a section of flowing water represented as a tapering block of indigo falling down one side of the basket, whilst the Pool design has an optimistic deep well in the centre.
Minimal, conceptual design combined with an ancient craft mean they look as good as large bowls on the table as they do hung on the wall.
The Tuareg are a proud people. They are one of the last remaining tribes still leading a nomadic life. Within the Tuareg tribe women have always been in control. They own the tent, take the most important family decisions and pass on the Touareg culture to their children, it's in these communities that these special baskets are made.
POINTS OF THE DAY:
The small indigo squares dotted throughout the Points of the Day basket indicate where the weaver has stopped for the day and then started the next. Some of these baskets have just two dots, recording that it took two days to complete, whilst others take up to six days and bare the corresponding number of dots.
Approx: 40 cm diametre (15”)
Due to hand made nature of this object, sizes may vary slightly.