A beautiful vintage Moroccan Berber bread basket or plate.
This wonderful woven basket was handmade by Berber women in the Rif Mountain, using coiled reed and raffia.
Its striking geometric patterns and colours are perfect for the boho and eclectic style interior. Use it as a fruit basket, for breads, wall hanging or anything you like.
▪︎Diameter- 45cm (17.75") Depth- 5cm (2")
▪︎Late 20th C
▪︎With any vintage items there are signs of wear and tear, dirt marks, repair efforts and discolourations, as shown in pictures.
▪︎Have been cleaned.
The berbers take their inspirations from their life and surroundings. The symbols on this basket depict that life. Being in the mountains, it is only natural for them to be from what is around them, animals, insects, plants and flowers. It can also be of life and fertitility, festivals and celebrations.
Some of these symbols were also tattoo motifs, adorned by the Berber women, a pre Islamic Amazigh rites, believed to be a form of protection and a connection between the human and mystical world.
**pictures are very close representation of the colours but not 100% due to different light conditions and viewing screens. Please sent me a message if you would like more informations.