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This product is:

A Handmade item
Made in Australia
by HandwovenSpiritbyChantal
* All Madeit sellers are based in Australia and goods are shipped from Australia.

This unique little desert basket is handwoven using hundreds of cured longleaf pine needles, dyed with black tea so that they have a slightly darker sunburnt tone to represent the sunburnt Australian desert landscape, and is stitched together using ivory white, soft tan, red/orange ochre, grey and black sinew - threads matching the colours found in the desert surrounding the vast Lake Eyre basin in Northern South Australia. Woven in the centre of this basket is a jasper stone, which reminds me a little bit of this stark and harsh rugged desert landscape surrounding the great salt lakes.

In the centre 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 Australian desert, and finishing it off with black sinew, to represent the Outback skies.

Woven around the outside rim of the basket, I have woven several of my handmade Southern Ice Porcelain Frangipani leaf beads, and are held in place by Tiger’s Eye beads to match the dark undertones found in the stone.

Although delicate, it has been sealed with beeswax and clear lacquer for durability, and comes with a hemp hook so it can also hang on the wall.

Dimensions 6 cm tall x 16.5 cm diameter (2.4 inches tall x 6.5 inches diameter).  

About three-four weeks in the making and estimating a minimum of 30-40 hours of work to complete it, to give you an idea of how much time 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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