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Casablanca Market Baskets
Casablanca Market Baskets
Casablanca Market Baskets

Casablanca Market Baskets

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Ethically Sourced and imported by us for you!

The traditional Moroccan basket has been used in Maghreb since the dawn of time to carry fruits and vegetables ~it made its way to Mediterranean markets a very long time ago. It is, in fact, the ideal shopping bag.

This large basket made of palm leaves comes with 2 long leather straps and 2 short natural Jute handles, so that you can carry it on your shoulder or hold it comfortably in hand. Moroccan basketwork is renowned for it’s solid yet supple quality. These Beautiful baskets are light, great for storage, ecological, ethical AND pretty, ~ Perfect accessory. 
Straight from the Souks of Marrakech, ethically sourced + expertly handmade with environmentally friendly traditions passed down through generations of artisans❤️

Made in natural DOUM (plaited palm leaves) and leather straps.

Removable oversized Pom in white or mint

One size.

Dimensions:  (Approximately- hand made items differ by piece)

  • Opening 17 x 13”
  • Base 11 x 7”

The south of Morocco is home to large palm groves, where the use of straw has always been rooted in the local culture. Basketweaving is the oldest craft of Morocco and was originally performed only by men.

Today, women have also become experts in the field and the art of basketry has continued to grow. Like all Moroccan crafts, basketry forms differ from one region to another. Grouped into cooperatives or associations, the craftswomen work together and sell their products in major cities like Marrakech, Fez and Rabat. 

The palm fronds utilized in the process of basket weaving must be cut regularly for the palms to grow. They are recycled in order to create these baskets, and so the craft is involved in the growth of the tree and is part of a sustainable development and ecology.