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Since ancient times, baskets have been used initially for utilitarian purposes and later for decorative value. The weaving of them is as old as the history of civilization. Fragments of basketry have been found in Egyptian tombs and pyramid excavations. Made from a minimal amount of raw resources such as grasses, trees and other natural fibers, baskets display early primitive mans ingenuity at it's peak.

Baskets and other utilitarian forms of basketry have been a mainstay of our collection since its beginning in 1970. All of our baskets were made by the local indigenous peoples of Africa, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The collection consists of new, used, vintage, old and in some cases antique specimens. Many are made in quantities and some are unique one of kind examples woven by craftsmen and artists in their native homelands.


Kuba tribe food storage basket, Congo, Africa, 5.5"H x 9"W.

Locust Collection Basket

Bamboo and rattan locust collecting basket, Ilocos, ...

Philippine Rattan Basket

Rattan utility basket with cover. Philippines, vintage.

Philippine Winnow Basket

Bamboo peal woven winnower, Philippines, vintage, 21" Sq.x ...

Rice Farm Seeding Basket

Rice Farm Sowing Seeding basket, Gia Rai people, Vietnam

Rice Grainery Basket

Bamboo and rattan Rice Grainery storage basket, Vietnam


Sticky rice container, hill tribes, Thailand, Mid-20th C., ...

Tampipi Basket

Rattan "tampipi" basket, Philippines


Refinished lacquered wood water well bucket.

Woven Bamboo Peel Basket

Woven bamboo peel basket, Laos

Woven Basket with Feet

This woven basket with feet was made in Thailand. It was ...

Woven Binali Basket

Woven binali basket, Philippines, vintage 8" x 5½" x 5"

Woven Rattan Basket

Woven split rattan basket, Philippines

Woven Rattan Offering Basket

Woven rattan offering basket w/ carved lacquered wooden ...


Wood yak milk bucket with animal handle, Tibet, early 20th ...

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