True works of art and almost architectural in form, these baskets are made of dried and woven roots of the vetiver plant which is a by-product of the perfume industry. Hand made in Madagascar by a womans co-operative just outside the capital, each piece is unique.
The root holds the plants fragrance so the baskets smell amazing and are naturally anti bacterial and anti fungal.
A light spritz with water will revive and/or intensify the scent
Approx. sizes: Small 18cm diameter, Medium 25cm, Large 36cm
Primarily grown for the perfume industry, vetiver is now an important element in preventing soil erosion and providing employment, particularly for women in Madagascar .
Said to be, one of the oldest plants on earth with therapeutic properties it holds its perfume in it's roots which are used to weave these baskets.