Viai Basket Handmade in PNG
The perfect multipurpose and all-season basket that will attract compliments galore. This one-of-a-kind basket comes from the Eastern Sepik region of Papua New Guinea and is handmade by female weavers from local plant fibres. The bright, bold colours and tassel details reflect the vibrancy of the people and culture of this area.
Bilum & Bilas is a social enterprise that supports the economic empowerment of Papua New Guinean women and girls through the socially, culturally, economically and environmentally sustainable enterprises of weaving and jewelry making. These goods are ethically sourced and traded fairly in sensitive and dignified partnership directly with women’s groups and female artisans, creating additional income streams and giving the makers access a wider customer base.Bilum & Bilas is a member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and gives 50% of it's profits to The Business and Professional Women's Club of Port Moresby, which provides scholarships for disadvantaged women and girls to enable them to continue their studies and complete further education.
Approximate dimensions are 45cm length x 24cm width x 30cm height
Whilst these baskets are very sturdy, we recommend you keep them dry and free of sand.