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BALAI water hyacinth storage basket (2 sizes)

BALAI water hyacinth storage basket (2 sizes)

Regular price €46,00 EUR
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• 28 (M) or 39 (L) cm diameter, 32 (M) or 37 (L) cm high
• Made from stable, sustainable water hyacinth
• With practical handles, it is perfect as a laundry basket or for plants
• plastic-free packaging
• 100% handmade and fair trade

This heavy, stable and high-quality basket made of carefully woven water hyacinth is versatile. Exotic houseplants in particular go perfectly with the warm color of Balai.

The interplay of lighter and darker water hyacinth fibers makes each Balai unique. The robust material requires little care and retains its shape even after years of use.

Dimensions: Height (without handles) x Diameter:
M: 32x28cm
L: 37 x 39 cm

SOEJI products are artfully crafted unique pieces. Due to hand manufacturing and natural variations in materials, they may vary slightly in size, color and shape.

Material: water hyacinth

The baskets are made from plant fibers. They therefore smell and feel wonderfully natural.

Water hyacinth is a tropical aquatic plant that grows along rivers and lakes. It actually comes from South America, but was also introduced to Southeast Asia. There it is considered a weed because it reproduces incredibly quickly and can cover entire bodies of water with a carpet of leaves. The resulting lack of light and oxygen causes all underwater life to die, which is why the plants have to be removed regularly. To prepare the plants for further processing, the leaves are cut off and the thick stems are dried in the sun for three to seven days. The result is a sustainable raw material that is available in abundance here at Soeji for many weaving projects!

This basket is handmade in Java, Indonesia.
When selecting local producers, Soeji attaches great importance to fair pay and good working conditions. In the factories where they source their goods, they only work with adult and experienced artisans. No harmful chemicals are used in the manufacturing process. Since all work steps are carried out by hand, the production process causes hardly any greenhouse gas emissions. Soeji ensures all of this through regular on-site visits and permanent personal contact with the companies.
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