Chevron Basket - Pandan & Water Hyacinth Orange
Our chevron baskets are hand-woven from water hyacinth roots and pandan leaf. Designed and made exclusively for SOUQ.
A wonderful example of the ecological communities of Indonesia, the water hyacinth is a beautiful but menacing plant that grows rapidly and covers the waterways, blocking the much-needed light that creates bio-diversity beneath the surface. So the plant is cut and dried then used to weave into baskets that are then used to collect the water hyacinth.
The pandan plants grow wild along the shorelines of Bali and the entire of the plant is used to create various handicrafts. The mature leaves are picked, dried coloured and rolled into ropes for weaving.