I have a storage bin problem—I have so many that I need storage bins for my storage bins. Ridiculous. That said, I’m not really a woven basket person. I can appreciate the art, but I’m not really into them. I have noticed, however, in the last couple of years, that superior examples have been in the spotlight. (Obviously Pier 1’s inventory is forever strong.) With the emphasis on fair trade, back-to-basics, artisans, and the craft renaissance, they’ve been more prominent from a design angle. Interestingly, although they are artsy, they sometimes go hand-in-hand with the industrial aesthetic, as the raw and rustic intersect. Perhaps I should do a Montage, but in the meantime, here’s a shopping roundup of 25 woven baskets, from mass-produced to antiques to those created by African artisans and American artists.
S H O P P I N G
1 Ukhamba Traditional Basket, $130 at Baskets from Africa.
2 Handwoven Mexican Palm Leaf Bowls, $110/three at Haus Interior.
3 Woven African Basket, $525 at Nathan Turner, 1st Dibs.
4 Newport Braided Round Baskets, $149/pair at Ballard Designs.
5 Basket by Lois Russel.
6 Aqua Herringbone Woven Basket, $55 at Connected Fair Trade.
7 Distinctive Designs Decorative Round Basket, $64 at Wayfair.
8 Makaua Large Basket, now $54.95 at Crate & Barrel.
9 Fruit Baskets-Large, $48 at Harkiss.
10 Cathedral Baskets, $45.00 — $48. at Harkiss.
11 Blue Date Leaf Baskets from Bangladesh, £20 at Traidcraft.
12 African Grass Grain Baskets, $2,450 at Treasure Keepers, 1st Dibs.
13 Senegalese Recycled Plastic Storage Basket, $98 at Serena & Lily.
14 Funnel Bowl, Zulu weavers, $190 at Baskets from Africa.
15 Red, Purple, Grey Hairy Vessel by Kari Lonning, $575.
16 “Islands in a Night Sea” Basket by Kari Lonning, $1,000.
17 Radiant Flower Basket from Uganda, $39 at Ten Thousand Villages.
18 Fair Trade Basket by Piet Hein Eek, $263 at The Future Perfect.
19 Sugar Bowl with Lid, $20—$35 at Harkiss.
20 Hand-Woven African Hamper, $175 at Connected Fair Trade.
21 Sunlit Fruit Basket, $48 at Harkiss.
22 Nate Berkus Oval Tub Basket, $20 at Target.
23 Round Belly Baskets, $98/set of 2 at Serena & Lily.
24 Roll Weave Storage Basket-Ottoman, $79.95 at Crate & Barrel.
25 Beaded Blue Vortex Diamond by Wayan Sukerni, $84.95 at Novica.
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