Kaisa Wild Grass Basket // two sizes
Kaisa is a wild grass that is used in Bangladeshi basket-making. These baskets are different than our others, in that the kaisa is dyed to see the swirl of colours! You will see a picture of the artisan dyeing it in a small vat - that's hand-dyed and handmade!
Our Fair Trade artisans are from the northern region of Bangladesh - Rangpur. The purchase of these baskets providesmeaningful employment for artisan families and communities.
A sustainable fibre, kaisa grows along the riverbanks in Bangladesh. When kaisa dries, it changes colour from natural light green to a pale tan. It is widely used in Bangladesh but availability in Australia is limited.
These Fair Trade artisans bunch the kaisa strands and coil the strands on top of each other - to make the basket. As the coils are made, they are bound together with upcycled saree strips.
Tall Basket // Dia=38 (bottom); Dia=46 (top); H=71cm; RRP=$80
Medium Basket // Dia=33 (bottom); Dia=38 (top); H=66cm; RRP=$60
// 100% Kaisa with upcycled saree binding.
// AZO-free dyes.
// Fair Trade Bangladesh
PLEASE NOTE: due to the size of these baskets a higher ship rate will be applied at the checkout if choosing to be delivered.