Origin: Made In Bhutan
Material: Bamboo/Cane and Yula
Dimensions: 18.5cm x 15cm x 53cm (approx.)
Sustainability: Handmade with natural materials
This Handwoven Bamboo Basket known as ‘Lakchung’ is handcrafted and made in Bhutan by traditionally-skilled artisans. Indigenously produced in rural Bhutan, the diamond-patterned storage container is made of fine strips of Tula, a type of bamboo. Its veritable display of magical colours, beautiful symmetrical patterns and intricate designs are symbolic of the Bhutanese society.
The handwoven Lakchung basket is commonly seen in Bhutanese homes and used as a fruit container or for serving dry food items. It can be used as a wastepaper bin, as a plant basket or to store various items and knick-knacks. You can even use it as a decorative piece. With its intricate patterns and meticulous construction, this stunning handmade bamboo basket showcases the ingenuity of Bhutanese craftsmanship.
You purchase will help support this craft and its artisan traditions, whilst providing sustainable income to the weavers in Bhutan.
Handmade Bamboo Basket - Lakchung
Artisans in the lower part of the Kheng region and also Kangpar area of eastern Bhutan use traditional skills passed down through generations to make these baskets.
The baskets are individually handmade using sustainable and natural materials such as bamboo, cane and yula. The colours are created using vegetable-dyes.
Weaving is an ancient art form in Bhutan that is representative of the very heart and soul of the nation. Its skills have been handed down from one generation to another, from mother to daughter, and from family to family. Taking root in rural and rustic settings, the traditional practice of making these bamboo baskets and containers is the main source of income for the people in the region and its purchase helps keep the traditional craft form alive. It also provides sustainable income to the people of this remote and rural region.