This small bread basket was hand-woven with date palm in Morocco. This basket has been decorated with coloured palm leaf. It is functional yet decorative. Each basket is different.
Bread, or khobz as it is called in Moroccan (derija) forms part of every meal. Bread is never thrown away – even when stale, and a use will always be found for it – whether it be given to animals for feed or mixed with spices and stock to make a sauce. At important religious festivals, the bakers will always keep bread to give to the poor.
Even today in Morocco, you will see women and children carrying trays of unbaked bread or khobz to the baker and several hours later, picking up the finished baked product.
The conical top will help keep your bread warm and free from flies. The basket is also useful for storing a range of other knickknacks.
The diameter of the basket is just over 20cm and height with lid is approximately 23cm.