LAMIN Baskets

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LAMIN Baskets

45.0050.15

Unique hand woven baskets by the weavers in Brama Town, Sierra Leone, and designed by Hugdetta.

These baskets are available in two sizes and are also sold as a set

Small: Height ca. 32 cm, Width ca. 22 cm.

Large: Height ca. 38 cm, Width ca. 30 cm.

 

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Description

The Lamin Basket, a simple masterpiece of weaving. Craftsmanship and design intertwine in this piece of functional art.

The Process:
Our journey begins with the sourcing of materials from the lush woods around Brama Town and neighboring communities. These natural treasures are acquired from locals who supply our weavers.

Upon receiving the raw materials, the weavers commence their artistic process. The initial step involves precise cutting. Through a method known as chipping, the material is uniformly prepared, paving the way for the subsequent tearing phase.

Tearing occurs in two distinct stages. Firstly, the material is divided into broad segments, followed by a further split into smaller sizes. Subsequently, the materials are exposed to the sun for a minimum of 30 minutes, allowing them to naturally dry. During the wet season, this drying period can extend to two or three days, adapting to the environment.

Once the materials achieve the ideal level of dryness, the weavers meticulously clean each piece, preparing them for the transformational weaving process. This marks the juncture where their artistic journey truly unfolds, culminating in the creation of exceptional woven products.

Additional information

Sizes

Large, Set of Two, Small