This small pine needle tortilla basket is a fair trade product from the El Adelanto Cooperative, a Mayan weaving group in Guatemala. It is as fragrant as it is beautiful, and is sturdy enough for daily use. Handwoven from pine needles and pajon, a native highland grass, it is round with a tight-fitting lid, and features shades of brown, natural, and pale green. It is about 7 1/2" in diameter and 2 3/4" deep. It's perfect for holding small tortillas or rolls, and includes an information card with the name of the weaver on it. Because each basket is handmade, the one you receive may vary slightly from the one in the image, although it will be very similar.
About the brand: Since its founding in 1989, Mayan Hands has been guided by the principles of Fair Trade combined with high standards of product quality. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a long-time member of the Fair Trade Federation. It partners with approximately 200 cloth and basket weavers who live in rural communities around the western and northern highlands of Guatemala.