NATURAL HANDWOVEN BASKET Want to feel closer to nature while at home? Handcrafted with finely cut bamboo strips, this basket will instantly add a grounding element to your decor. Bring the outdoors in and use it as a planter for an extra boost of greenery. Alternatively, use to store loose household items from room to room.
SUPPORTING INDIGENOUS CRAFTS These beautiful baskets transport a piece of Eastern crafts into your home. Each one is made by artisans of the indigenous Bidayuh people using traditional techniques.
Your purchase helps preserve age-old customs while supporting the Bidayuh tribes, whose lands have been adversely affected by overdevelopment.
WOVEN BASKET MATERIAL Color: Natural Specs: 14"H x 15"W (Large) / 10"H x 12"W (Medium) Material: Bamboo
Due to the handmade nature of our pieces, there may be slight variations in size, color, and pattern from item to item.
About the maker:
NEEPA HUT is a social enterprise that sells woven home accessories & crafts handmade by communities of weavers in Southeast Asia. Our mission is to preserve and promote the traditional skills, crafts, and heritage of artisans from areas affected by natural disasters, poverty, or over development. JENNIFER SHUM ABELEV is the Los Angeles-based social entrepreneur behind NEEPA HUT. Her desire to make a positive impact was sparked by spending time with artisan communities in Southeast Asia. Seeing the women practice their respective crafts, she was struck by their ingenuity and perseverance, despite their humble surroundings. Motherhood, for her, took on a new significance after spending time with these women. Consequently, she traded her career in finance for a new challenge, focused on preserving the heritage of Southeast Asia artisans through NEEPA HUT. The crafts of our artisans shape the social fabric of their villages, and help them provide for their children and families. It is their sense of community and togetherness that Jennifer hopes to extend through NEEPA HUT’s products. OUR VALUES are inspired by the artisans’ dedication to the traditional methods of their crafts and their commitment to the sustainability of their land and its natural products. All of our goods are carefully selected, of premium quality, handmade and locally sourced in fair trade. Our vendors themselves come from the communities that create our specially chosen collections.