This basket is woven from water hyacinth; a common water weed which clogs waterways in various regions of Indonesia. Collecting water hyacinth to make baskets is a useful way to clear it and keep the weed under control. The water hyacinth is woven by skilful weavers working with our partner, Pekerti.
Pekerti provides market opportunities and support for rural producers, helping them to remain in their villages rather than migrating to the cities. Pekerti works with over 70 producer groups involving more than 400 men and women, and has helped rehabilitate victims of severe natural disasters in the region.Read more
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