Deep and roomy basket, woven by hand from local Abaca grass and lined with a hemp canvas. Leather shoulder strap. Made in small batches by URI - a small brand working with indigenous weaving techniques of the Philippines. The Abaca seeds are hand sewn and the crop is harvested within two miles of where the basket is finished. Local communities of makers then skilfully weave the materials to create each basket, finishing each with a pair of leather handles.
Outer shell. Abaca lining. Hemp canvas. Leather handle.
Made in the Philippines.
Height 35cm, width at widest point 50cm.
Workshop photography by Charly Jacobs.