This product is masterfully hand-crafted by skilled artisans in Kim Son region – the base of sedge and seagrass craftsmanship of Vietnam for the past 200 years - nestled 110 kilometers outside of Hanoi capital city. The Kim Son region now harbors 20 villages with more than 800 artisans involved in the realm of wicker craft.
I am a bit embarrassed to share a photo of my front hall, showing how poorly I have mounted these things, LOL!!! Note: Both hooks were pre-existing, so I am making do for now, LOL.
I wasn't sure when I bought this if it was going to be a basket for "clutter-containing", or whether it would be for decoration as a wall hanging (I wasn't aware of said trend, LOL.)
But it is VERY shallow as a clutter-containing bowl (IMO - I must have a lot of clutter to contain ...), and in any case, said clutter would quickly obscure the beautiful spiral.
I want to comment on the wonderful sweetgrass-like smell which it exuded when I removed it from the protective packaging: Delightful (this comment is somewhat to counteract some customers' surprise that the colourful ribbons used to bind the weave are plastic - yes, they are, however they are what create the beautiful "wave spiral effect", which I just LOVE so much ...)
Anyways, I am very happy with this purchase. It was definitely not 'necessary' to my life (more baskets?! "Just what the doctor ordered ..."), however it is a cherished treat to myself which enhances it in some undefinable way.
Also, the space above the door used to house a clock: What a change it makes now that the clock has been replaced by a timeless and useless woven spiralling artifact of beauty. I find this very metaphoric and tonic for our unusual times. Love ...
Beautiful and easy to hang! This swirl pattern looks great! This was made well and it can definitely be showcased on the wall to add a nice look! Looks great with an old world theme and give some organic accents. Really love it!
Very well made and beautiful colors....
This is exactly as pictured and wonderful quality. Love it
Buen tamaÃ±o y diseÃ±o