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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 intricate basket is handwoven using hundreds of cured long leaf Himalayan Chir Pine needles (Pinus roxburghii) which I collected from fallen branches in the Botanical Gardens after a big storm. Although a little finer to work with than other pine needles I usually use, I love the softer golden colour they dry to. This basket is stitched together with different shades of yellow, orange and red ochre sinew, with the addition of white and red ochre seed beads. Woven in the centre of this basket is a 54ct natural cabochon rainbow jasper stone. Coils are wrapped in red ochre and soft pastel green grass colours inspired by the red earth and spinifex grasses I found during my adventures throughout Outback Australia. Woven around the rim, is the addition of my own handmade terracotta frangipani leaf beads finished with a majolica wash, as well as the addition of natural amber beads. This is a tribute basket to an old and ancient land, which has a stark beauty unparalleled to any other landscape I’ve encountered.

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 18 cm diameter (2.4 inches tall x 7.1 inches diameter).
Dimensions of the stone 3cm diameter (1.2 inches diameter).

4-5 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 was involved in weaving this basket.

To find out more about me and for the 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)

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

With my best regards,

Postage & Handling

Within Australia

(3-5 business days)
Signed Delivery
(3-5 business days)
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(2-3 weeks)
(2-3 weeks)
(3-5 business days)

Payment methods accepted

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  • Bank Deposit
    (Australia Only)