This vintage Moroccan bread basket is from the southern Morocco town of Amezrou, near the door to the Sahara Desert. Made in historic Amezrou, the basket is handwoven using subtly fragrant, naturally sustainable palm leaf, and is wrapped with hand-harvested wool dyed with natural organic dyes.
Blue designs dominate, with yellow, pink, orange, green, and black pyramid designs. Colors have faded slightly due to age and the yarn has rubbed thin in a few areas.
These baskets were traditionally used to transport bread dough to the neighborhood communal oven. Wonderful conical shape, reminiscent of a Moroccan tagine. Lid can easily be removed for storage. Nice design with handles, hard to find. Absolutely one-of-a-kind.
Beautiful and functional! Possibly more than 100 years old.
Basket measures 23cm x 18cm (approx. 9in tall x 7in wide).
All sales on Silver Sahara benefit the native artisans and help to ensure continuation of traditional craft techniques.