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Handwoven Pine Needle Spiritual Healing Basket ~ “Australian Desert Basket”

Price ($AUD): $140.00


This unique intricate one of a kind basket is handwoven with cured longleaf pine needles, which have been dyed with black loose leaf tea so that they have a slightly darker sunburnt tone to represent the sunburnt Australian landscape. This little desert basket is stitched together using white and black, as well as yellow/orange and red iron ochre sewing sinew - threads matching the colours found in the Australian Outback. Woven in the heart of this basket is an agate stone, which reminds me a little bit of the harsh rugged landscape of the Northern Territory.

In the middle of this basket, I began by stitching with a colour that relates the stone, to form a connection with the heart of the basket – a Native American ideology. Weaving up and outwards, the story changes to the darker iron ochre tones found in the Australia desert, and finishing it off with black sinew, to represent the Outback skies.

On the outside walls of the basket, I have woven four of my handmade porcelain leaf beads, made using one of the whitest highest quality porcelain clays available in Australia – Southern Ice, as well as using the leaves from our own garden, these in particular are from a Frangipani Tree. Four leaf beads, woven on the North, South, East and West walls of the basket to represent the four winds, and are held in place by Labradorite beads to match the dark undertones found in the agate. In Native American culture, Nilch'i (the wind), is a living force, a god-like Spirit, a messenger and communicator between all living things.

Although delicate, this basket has been sealed for durability, and will make a beautiful centre piece on your kitchen or lounge room table. It also comes with a hemp hook so it can be hung on the wall if preferred.

Dimensions of the basket is approximately 6 cm tall x 17 cm diameter (2.4 inches tall x 6.7 inches diameter). Dimension of stone is 2 cm tall -3.5 cm wide (0.8 inches tall x 1.4 inches wide)

About three weeks in the making and estimating a minimum of 30-40 hours of work to complete, just to give you an idea of how much heart and soul was involved in weaving this basket.

To find out more ABOUT ME and my ARTISTIC PROCESS, and for LINKS to my SOCIAL MEDIA pages, please visit the “ABOUT” section of my Madeit page.

Some countries have restrictions on what can be sent in the post in terms of plant based products. I can check the Australia Post International Guide, however, there is still a risk they may not make it through. As a secure measure, until I have tested sending some baskets in the post to friends around the world, the only countries I know where they have made it through are: AUSTRALIA and CANADA (currently investigating the USA and Europe)

For larger baskets, Express shipping will be calculated accordingly to your postcode. Please contact me for a quote.

Happy shopping and thank you for keeping art and the handmade alive!

With my best regards,

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Price ($AUD): $140.00


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