I bought one of these folding baskets at a bead store in NYC about 10 years ago, used and abused it until it finally cried uncle, and was so happy to rediscover it a couple of years ago. I'm thrilled to now have it here at Fringe Supply Co., and in multiple sizes (and colors) no less!
Traditionally used for carrying rice from the fields, these baskets are handmade in Vietnam from salt water reed that is sustainably grown and harvested, flattened and then woven by Vietnamese artisans. The clever design allows the top half of the basket to fold inward, transforming the bag into a bowl. The baskets are lightweight and pliable, and imminently useful. The mini is a perfect project bag or fruit bowl. The small (also pictured in hand here) is an excellent carryall. And the large is handy for everything from stash storage to a day at the beach.
These baskets are handmade — expect slight variations and imperfections.
NOTE: Domestic orders containing the large basket ship via Parcel Select rather than Priority Mail, due to the package size.
- made in Vietnam
- Large is approx 14" high (folded) x 17" diameter
- Small is approx 12" high (folded) x 14" diameter
- Mini is approx 10" high (folded) x 11.5" diameter
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