The incredible thing about textiles is that beyond the surface there are the stories of the people who created them, their histories and culture. Every textile tells a story. Through the creation of surfaced Julia is able to share the experience and the world of textiles, beyond what you see.
She decided to find out who makes the baskets. It turns out that these baskets are a common commodity in Southern India. Mothers teach children how to weave the baskets and they are also given as gifts.
Surfaced baskets are strong, sturdy and hard-wearing, great for shopping, carrying heavy objects like books, or simply for taking to the beach.
Your purchase will support the artisans Julia works with and the women of Kalari to earn an income of their own.