Thursday, April 04 2019
These striking African baskets are handmade in Swaziland. Weaving skills have been handed down for generations in Swaziland from mother to daughter. Baskets woven traditionally were functional for food bowls and had no colour, colour is a recent introduction. Basket weaving has recently become an artistic medium, increasingly motivated by aesthetics and reflects a new level of sophistication and expertise
This gorgeous woven African basket is made from sisal fibres The sisal plant is used because of its strength. The fibre is harvested, dried, hand dyed and then made into a thin coil by being rolled against the weaver's leg becaue of this long process these are one of the most labour intensive of all African baskets for their size.
Tuesday, January 01 2019
These re-usable lunchbags are the perfect way to identify your lunch in the office fridge, that's if you can keep these gorgeous oil cloth lunch bags for yourself and they don't end up taking lunch to school with the kids!
Made from Mexican oilcloth these brightly coloured oilcloth lunch bags are the ideal way to brighten up your day The lunch bags are easily wiped clean, they fit over a standard sized lunch box and fold over and close with a Velcro seal
The Mexican oilcloth used for these lunch-bags is a traditional fabric you probably remember as a brightly coloured cloth on your Grans kitchen table. It’s a highly durable, fade resistant, stain resistant and it simply wipes clean. The lunch bags are also available with insulation. Just perfect for those hot summer days.