HANDMADE RECYCLED TYRE BASKET (SIZE M)
Handmade recycled tyre basket from Van Verre
40 cm diameter x 30 cm height
Made from recycled rubber tyres
Gently rub with pure soap and a sponge to maintain the smooth black appearance and to give it a gentle shine
2 in stock
This handmade recycled tyre basket from Van Verre is not only beautifully handmade so basket is unique they each tell a great story of the craftsman who has make them. Having travelled on the bumpy roads of the Syrian Desert for thousands of kilometres, car tyres were thrown into open dumps where a different life awaited them. Dedicated craftsmen selected them, washed off the dust, and created these indestructible pots and baskets all by hand (even the stitching is done by hand). Great as a collection piece and ideal for indoor storage or outdoor for displaying plants, flowers or other items. They also, make great contemporary log baskets.
Van Verre are a Dutch company who specialise in all things sustainable and ethical and they had been working for many years with these craftsmen in Syria prior to the terrible war. Despite this the craftsman set up temporary workshops in a refugee camp where they continued to work with great courage and passion. Van Verre were delighted to track them down in one of the refugee camps and were able to carry on selling the baskets providing an income and allowing them to retain their trade.