The story of the Berber baskets
These unique Berber baskets were originally used to store flatbreads and rice. They are braided by hand in the south of Morocco, near the Sahara desert. After the basket is braided from seagrass and is finished, it is decorated with leftover pieces of wool. Since this is an astonishingly delicate technique, the making of one basket can take a few days!
Berber tribes in the south of Morocco decorate more expressively than the traditional Arabic style, and more colourfully. This style is characterised by tribal shapes, geometric patterns and explosive use of colour combinations. None of the baskets are exactly the same, so you can be sure that your Berber basket is unique!
Would you like to know more about the process and symbolic meaning of these baskets? Make sure to read our blog post on the making of Berber baskets.
When ordering a basket, please write down in the 'notes' section in the check-out which pattern you would prefer. If you leave the 'notes' section blank, we will make sure to pick a beautiful one for you!
Make sure to check out our Colourful Berber Baskets as well!