Sticky Rice Storage Baskets

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These handcrafted sticky rice baskets from Laos are so beautiful!

Perfect for storing anything around the home - garlic & chilli in the kitchen, scrunchies & bottles in the bathroom, jewellery and more!

Making rice baskets or “kathip khao”, is an economic activity that adds to the income of village families across Laos. The sophisticated weaving technique requires patience and expert knowledge and can take hours! The craftsman begins by cutting long rattan leaves which must be soaked in water. Bamboo slats are used to create a frame to support the rattan and also for the lid of the rice basket. Then starts the meticulous work of braiding, folding, and sewing the rattan to finish the rice baskets.

3 styles available

Size approximately 11cm tall with the lid on