We are thrilled to carry these amazing Banana Leaf Baskets from Cascabel. Let me tell you about the process. The artisans are cutting the banana tree down, then they pull the stalk apart, next they hoist it on a roof to dry, and they hand strip it, sew it together, and THEN they start to build the basket. The process is so intensive, but the result is amazing. The baskets are available in a round or coned shape and each style is available in a large or small size.
Coned Baskets- small 4” diameter 3 ¼” height, large 6.5” diameter 5” height
Round Baskets- small 4” diameter 2 ¼” height, large 8” diameter 3 ¼” height
Cascabel was started in Northern Nicaragua by Pastor Carlos and his heart for disabled children and their families. Cascabel provides employment which empowers the families to be able to provide for, not only the needs of their disabled children, but their entire family. They are in the process of building a facility that will have therapists to help the children. In a third world country, the disabled community is often shunned and have no opportunity to receive any needed therapy.
Empowering people. Changing lives.