Perfect to display on your wall or as a decorative table piece, this tray is woven from palm leaves ethically sourced from Iraq’s famed Mesopotamian Marshes.
Certified Fair Trade by the Fair Trade Federation & handcrafted by an Iraqi artisan seeking to build a better life for her or his family.
Thameena Hadi Hussein lives in southern Iraq and has been creating coil baskets for 30 years. She partnered with Prosperity Catalyst to train other women artisans and to hire graduates to work with her. Thameena graduated from the business management training offered by Prosperity Catalyst in order to gain better understanding about how to run a small business and is now able to hire even more women.
“Coil weaving is a traditional craft in Iraq; these baskets have multiple uses, such as for gifts, artful decoration, and for practical uses. These baskets are made of organic palm leaves and each carry the mark of a professional female artisan.” -Thameena Hussein