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Hand-woven in Bangladesh from natural kaisa grass, this sturdy coiled basket bowl is great as a entryway or dresser catch-all for coins, keys and other odds and ends. Kaisa is a wild grass used in Bangladeshi basket-making. Naturally light green, it dries to a very pale, almost tan color.
HANDCRAFTED IN BANGLADESH
Dhaka Handicrafts is a craft producing and exporting organization that has expanded its business throughout the world on the basis of fair trade principles. The organization promotes craft products through enhancing the skills of rural artisans in Bangladesh. All products are produced after careful analysis of Western taste and demands in terms of design and materials. The primary goal is to maintain high quality products for which artisans are paid fairly. Dhaka Handicrafts deals with its artisans in a transparent manner, and seeks to improve their social and economic well-being. Self-reliance is encouraged through a savings plan for artisans. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Dhaka Handicrafts since 1986.