Fishwife Flat Wood Basket

Fishwife Flat Wood Basket

40.00

Pine Basket that was used traditionally by fishwives and fish street vendors, usually the fisherman’s wives. It was a common staple in Portugal, not so long ago, for women to carry this kind of basket over the head, carrying fish, food or even the daily laundry. In portuguese is called “canastra”.

This basket is made from thin shavings from Acacia trees which is not native to Portugal yet is a uncontrolled plague within the northern region of our forest. Using this wood is highly environmentally friendly and helps to tackle these invaders species that are undermining the portuguese native forest.

Handmade by a portuguese weaver artisan from northen Portugal.

  • handmade with acacia wood shavings and wicker

  • the materials are all locally sourced

  • 46 x 32 x 10 (approx.)

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[PORTUGUÊS]

Cesta de pinho, de modelo tradicional, com asa. Usada para apanhar fruta ou guardar alimentos na cozinha, pode servir como suporte para utensílios ou outros objetos. É feita à mão em Portugal por um artesão cesteiro da zona norte do país, em fita de pinho sem tratamentos. Cuidados: Escovar a cesta delicadamente. Não expôr ao sol diretamente.

  • fita de pinho

  • 18 x 18 x 18 cm (aprox.)