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Origin: Made In Bhutan

Material: Bamboo/Cane and Yula


 - Small: 14cm x 14cm x 9cm (approx).

 - Medium: 14.5 x 14.5 x 9cm (approx.)

  - Large: 15 x 15 x 9cm (approx.)

  - Extra Large: 16 x 16 x 9cm (approx.)

  - Extra Extra Large: 17 x 17 x 9cm (approx.)

Sustainability: Handmade with natural materials

This Handwoven Bamboo Container set, known asBaekhu’ , 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. It consists of two halves, one larger than the other, which can be squeezed together to close into a square container.   Its veritable display of magical colours, beautiful symmetrical patterns and intricate designs are symbolic of the Bhutanese society.


The handwoven container is commonly used as a container for displaying religious offerings (or tshog) during religious ceremonies or more traditionally are used for storing yarn and wool by weavers. It can be used to store snacks, your sandwiches and various other items like your jewellery, paints and other knick-knacks. You can even use it as a decorative piece. With its intricate patterns and meticulous construction, this unique handmade bamboo container showcases the ingenuity of Bhutanese craftsmanship.


Your purchase will help support this craft and its artisan traditions, whilst providing sustainable income to the weavers.


Also sold as a set of 5 in different sizes.

Handwoven Baekhu Bamboo Container

  • 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, which is a form of bamboo. A particular type of bamboo (yula) is harvested, then sliced into strips. The inner flesh is removed to create very fine thin strips which are dyed with different colours using vegetable inks made at home. These are then woven into different artefacts. Pieces of cane are used as a structural frame to hold the woven body. 


    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.

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