Palm leaf basket, 'Nature's Gift' (Indonesia)


Weaving tradition with the grace of innovation, Desak Putu Rai creates this alluring basket inspired by those once used to make offerings to the gods. Putu Rai dyes the palm leaves, known as lontar, with clay to achieve a brown, earthen color and contrasts the triangular patterns with black derived from teak tree. The hand-woven basket includes a lid and its name recalls the delicious, tropical allure of mangosteen.