Why Pack It: This french basket is the real deal. Immensiley popular in France for shopping because they hold so much yet are flexible and light and look fantastic. These make great beach bags and carry on bags.
- The classic market basket with short (40 cm) leather handles. This is a large market basket which is great for shopping and also makes a great beach basket or overnight bag.
- Our baskets are genuine 'French market baskets' so called because although made in Morocco they are very popular in France every self-respecting Frenchwoman has one for her market shopping. Morocco was a French Protectorate until its independence in 1956 but the first exchanges occurred between the two countries in the 8th Century so they have had a long association!
- The baskets are hand woven by farming families in small villages of the Atlas Mountains by traditional methods passed down from generation to generation. They are woven from leaves of the date palm (Phoenix Dactylifera) which grows abundantly in the region.
- *This item cannot be gift wrapped.