Large Basket Tote by Sueno Canastas from Guatemala

$43.00
  • Large Basket Tote by Sueno Canastas from Guatemala

Large Basket Tote by Sueno Canastas from Guatemala

$43.00

When I got my hands on the basket tote, I was blown away by how well it was made and honestly, I have never seen anything like it. The khaki one looked like wicker but what was blowing my mind is that I knew it was made out of plastic. Made of recycled plastic thread, this basket takes a lot of work to create. They start with a form and they hand weave the plastic tread around it. It can take anywhere from 4-7 hours to make one depending on the artisan's skill level.

 

Dimensions: 11.5 X 12 x 6.5 inches

Sueno means dream and Canasta means basket and this truly is a dream for the artisans to have a job making baskets. This little group with a huge heart from Guatemala is empowering young women and teenagers in their community where finding a job is extremely difficult. What I love is when you empower someone with a job, you light something within them. They start to believe in themselves and they start to dream, dream things are possible. One of their artisan's who is 16 started to believe in herself and is going back to school to finish her education. She is currently at a 2nd grade level. By purchasing a basket, you are giving them an opportunity to make their dreams become a reality.

 

Color:
Variant:

  • Gallery
  • Description

When I got my hands on the basket tote, I was blown away by how well it was made and honestly, I have never seen anything like it. The khaki one looked like wicker but what was blowing my mind is that I knew it was made out of plastic. Made of recycled plastic thread, this basket takes a lot of work to create. They start with a form and they hand weave the plastic tread around it. It can take anywhere from 4-7 hours to make one depending on the artisan's skill level.

 

Dimensions: 11.5 X 12 x 6.5 inches

Sueno means dream and Canasta means basket and this truly is a dream for the artisans to have a job making baskets. This little group with a huge heart from Guatemala is empowering young women and teenagers in their community where finding a job is extremely difficult. What I love is when you empower someone with a job, you light something within them. They start to believe in themselves and they start to dream, dream things are possible. One of their artisan's who is 16 started to believe in herself and is going back to school to finish her education. She is currently at a 2nd grade level. By purchasing a basket, you are giving them an opportunity to make their dreams become a reality.