Cestino Elena is a handmade basket from Puglia. She is 23 cm wide and 31 cm high including the handles. Dimensions may differ a few centimetres because it is a handmade product. You can use her for your table setting or as decoration.
Around 1880 the women in Salento started with the art of weaving by hand the reed to make baskets for everyday use to contain olives and cheese. In critical periods these products were a valuable medium of exchange. Unfortunately, around 100 years later the interest in woven reeds declined because of the advent of plastic. At this time there are not a lot of women left who dedicate themselves to the art of manual weaving and the sector is on the verge of disappearance.
This collection will consist of small drops because we respect our makers and nature. It takes a few days to create a basket, so we want to give our makers enough time to create. The size of the collection also depends on how many reed there is each year. Sometimes we have a smaller harvest and then we adapt to that. The items in the collection can change every drop. We try to repeat the popular styles, but also let our makers create what they feel like making.