A beautiful vintage Moroccan Berber bread basket or plate.
This wonderful woven basket was handmade by Berber women in the High Atlas, using wool and coiled reed.
Its striking pattern and colours are perfect for the boho and eclectic style interior. Use it as a fruit basket, breads, wall hanging or anything you like.
▪︎Diameter- 46cm (18") Depth- 7.5cm (3")
▪︎With any vintage items there will be signs of wear and tear, dirt marks, repair efforts and discolourations, but all that only add to the history and story of the piece.
▪︎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.
The X and diamond symbol represent women. They are the most common symbol used which is not surprising as the task of making and weaving are usually undertaken by the women of the household.
This basket was where the dough, which have been kneaded in a wooden trough, were being shaped into discs, ready for baking. Also used to transport them to and fro the public oven.
**pictures are very close representation of the colours but not 100% due to different light conditions and different viewing screens. Please sent me a message if you would like more informations.