Rattan Wicker Log Baskets by Emily Readett-Bayley
Rattan Wicker Log Baskets.
For centuries the Dayak people of Borneo have used the natural strength of the rattan vine to fashion working baskets made to last in an extreme tropical environment . All the rattan vines are used including the waste vines that cannot be sold to factories in China. We are working directly with one community deep in the Indonesian rainforest as part of an important Ecosystem Restoration initiative (ERC) known as the Katingan Project and have set up our Earth's Baskets wicker basket workshops to provide alternative work for the local people who would otherwise practice illegal logging and burning to clear land for palm oil plantations.
Harrison Ford visited the project in 2013 filming the Emmy award winning climate documentary called The Years of Living Dangerously and amazingly we sold the very same baskets that Harrison saw being made to feature on set at Pinewood Studios in Star Wars The Force Awakens - watch out for them on fire in the market early on in the film!.