These gorgeous baskets are made of raffia, have a coloured cotton cover on a drawstring to close over the top of your things plus an inside pocket. The oval base is double thickness and also has a leather trim to match the leather handles, as well as provide long lasting use.
The stripes are on one side only.
Approximate size: length 62cm x base 20cm x height 36cm
As these baskets have a multitude of uses – they may become dirty or crushed and so need reshaping. To restore to their former glory, just follow these simple steps.
Please do ensure any of the baskets remain dry and stored somewhere warmish. They will become mouldy if left damp.
For the Madagascan baskets and bags, you can also wipe with a damp cloth but do not soak either as it will damage the raffia and the dyes are likely to run.
The baskets should dry overnight in a warm place or outside in the sunshine
This process can be repeated as often as required without any damage, although the baskets with coloured patterns may fade in time.
The leather handles can be cleaned with a leather soap.