WHAT'S THE MATERIAL?
Our natural baskets are made from three different types of material: cattail, corn husk, and water hyacinth & metal.
Cattail, also known as Typhya latifolia, are plants that grow around ponds, marshes, or in other wetland areas. Known to be utilized for many different uses, the plants are harvested in late summer for basketry.
Corn Husk baskets have been around for hundreds of years. Traditionally used by Native Americans for storing food because of the airtight seal the husk makes.
Water hyacinth is a weed used to create eco-friendly home décor baskets. Originally found in Vietnam, where the plants would clog the waterways. Nowadays the plant is harvested and used to create handwoven baskets.