This eco friendly, handmade Moonj basket works as storage for knick knacks, can also be used to serve up breads and is a versatile décor accent. The lid and handles makes this basket perfect for picnics and travel too!
Passed down generations, from mothers to daughters, Moonj grass basketry is practiced by the Tharu tribe. They live in the picturesque Terai and Bhabar forested regions of the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand. Moonj is a sustainable, wild grass locally grown along the ponds and water bodies of this region and is harvested during the monsoons. Beautiful baskets are woven with Moonj and are given as gifts to daughters at the time of their marriage, as a part of their trousseau.
On Peepul Tree, we proudly present these finely crafted products brought to you by Mon Ami Foundation and Firstweave. With a focus on empowering women and creating sustainable livelihood for them, Mon Ami Foundation and their linkage partner, Firstweave, work closely with the women to sustain this craft.
Care instructions : Clean with a wet, clean cloth. Use soft, dry dusting brush regularly to avoid dust accumulation. Dry in sun completely if the basket gets wet.
Return policy : Each basket is lovingly made by our artisans residing in the interiors of the country. To support our artisans and the efforts they put, we do not allow returns or exchanges on this product.