Jute Natural Platted Basket
Thick braids of natural jute are hand woven to create a wonderfully sturdy basket for everyday use and storage purposes. A unique environmentally friendly bag or basket that will stand up to all the rough and tumble you can give it!
Size 30cm x 45cm
Malawi Chair created by hand and can take months in the Making. Weaving is a long labour intensive process.
The Tiliaceae shrub is used as jute for the weaving of the chairs. The shrub grows in the summer months and the long roots are harvested, coiled and dried. In the winter months there is no material available to weave these chairs, therefore weaving is limited to about 8 months of the year. Reeds from the river is also incorporated into the manufacturing process. These chairs are extremely hard wearing and strong.
The natural chairs can get damp– but drying quickly is essential, as it is an organic product and must not stay damp for long periods, as mould can settle.