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Valería’s Black Woven Baskets

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Destination: Oaxaca, Mexico

Hand-woven from strips of palm leaves, traditional baskets like this one, called tanate de palma in Spanish, are both pretty and functional. The precision of the weaving and geometric perfection of the design is all the more impressive considering that the weavers make up the designs as they go. We purchased this particular basket at Mercado Benito Juárez, from a weaver named Valería.


Valería, whose baskets were by far the finest we saw in our market tour, hails from the town of Miahutlan de Porfirio Diaz, a region known as the “Canal of the Corn Tassel” during the Aztec period. She learned the ... Read More

Details and Dimensions

13"ht, 10" diameter
Comes with a lid (not shown).

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