The Litoral Collection has travelled from isolated parts of Argentina known as Litoral zones. Members of this remote indigenous community knit with fibres extracted from the chaguar, a native plant similar to aloe vera. Since time immemorial, they have used this technique to make bags for collecting fruit, fishing nets and traditional costumes. The durable, textured threads are coloured with natural dyes extracted from roots, seeds and fruits. Abstract designs are inspired by markings found on birds and snakes, and were traditionally used as talismans for spiritual protection.
Handmade by skilled artisans, our Litoral baskets have been sourced for a fair price in partnership with an Argentinean social enterprise. When you purchase a Litoral basket you’re helping Pampa trace the map that connects Argentina’s talented artisans with the global community.
Note: We carry one of each basket at a time, these are one-off pieces.