Encore: Shop Oaxaca Tote and Market Baskets

Back by popular demand! I just returned to Taos, New Mexico, from Oaxaca, Mexico. It’s cold here and I knew it would be; I haven’t lived in snow and nine degree weather for over 35 years. Most of my Oaxaca clothes are lightweight cotton woven on the back-strap loom — not suitable for Taos winters. Instead of filling my luggage with clothing, I opted to pack two large bags with these wonderful palm woven bags from Oaxaca’s Mixtec region. In this mountainous area that borders northern Oaxaca state and southern Guerrero state, palm grows naturally. Artisans harvest the fiber and weave these baskets by hand — environmentally sustainable for interior design accents. I love the warm beige color mixed with fibers dyed black. The result is a stunning graphic design that goes well with any decor.

These beautiful baskets are perfect for storage and to hold:

  • toilet tissue
  • clothing
  • rolled towels
  • laundry
  • trash
  • hats and gloves
  • throws and blankets
  • food and produce shopping
  • houseplants
  • anything else that needs containing!

How to Buy: Send an email to norma.schafer@icloud.com and tell me the item(s) you want to purchase by number, your email, your mailing address and which payment method you prefer: 1) Zelle bank transfer with no service fee; 2) Venmo or 3) PayPal each with a 3% service fee. I will send you a request for funds and then add on a flat rate $22 mailing fee because an oversize box is needed! Happy to combine shipping if you buy more than one piece. Note: Thank you for understanding that all sales are final.

#1. Palm basket with lid, soft sided and flexible construction. Use as one piece or separate for two containers. 12” high x 10-1/2” diameter. $58.

#2. Fringe Basket with Zigzag Pattern. 12-1/2” high x 11-1/2” diameter. $72.

#3. Diagonal Tote. 14” high x 12” diameter. $66.

#4. Criss-Cross Bag, extra large, with leather handles and snap closure. Sturdy handles fixed with metal grommets. 18” high x 20” wide. $97.

#7. Serpent bag with leather handles and magnetic tab closure. Sturdy. 14″ high x 19″ wide. I use mine to store rolled towels next to the shower. $72.

BONUS: Two hand-painted enamel bowls! #8-Left and #9-Right. Hand-painted and enameled gourd bowls from Oaxaca. Perfect for serving and for display. #8 is painted with a dusky blue background and is 5-/12” high and 10-1/2” diameter, $54. #9 is painted with a black background and 5” high x 10” diameter, $54.

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