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These adorable belly baskets are crated from natural sea grass, harvested using traditional methods and woven by local village women in Vietnam. They are great for so many uses in your home - as a plant pot holder, storage for toys, blankets, scarves, or clothes, and they give a touch of easy coastal charm wherever you place them. Available in three colours: white dipped base, royal blue dipped base and natural with white stars.
Size: approx 40cm wide x 33cm high
HOW THEY ARE MADE
Founder of Tay Tao Ange Murphy fell in love with Vietnam many years ago. “I love everything about it: the food, the gardens, the people, the sounds, the smells, the art and especially the fact that everywhere, no matter where you look, some-one is always making something.” Generations of hostile occupation and war have forged this country into a highly resourceful and creative community who take great pride in their manufacturing. Now at peace, the nation's focus is on creating a bright and prosperous future for its children and Vietnam is putting its survival skills to good use. Both ancient as a civilisation and young as a developing country, Vietnam has a unique energy that calls us back again and again. In Vietnamese, Tay Tạo loosely means 'hand made’, and our lovely friends at Tay Tao have a gorgeous collection of handmade items to bring you from Vietnam. Each has been personally selected as both functional and beautiful. In most cases, the founders of Tay Tao have had the privilege of visiting the factories and workshops their pieces come from and they are thrilled to bring these small pieces of Vietnam back for you. Our Tay Tao baskets are made in Kim Son, Ninh Binh in a workshop that feels more like a very large house. The sea grass they are made from is also harvested and dried locally using traditional methods.The local family who runs the workshop provide meaningful employment to the local village women, who are very happy to be protecting tradition and local industry. It is a bright, happy place and the workers are treated with dignity and respect.