Wednesday, August 10

Javanese Baskets


We recently picked up these simple baskets in West Java. Nothing beats the feeling of cruising around dusty hot Indonesian country towns (preferably with girlfriend in tow - hello sweet jane) and coming across fantastic wares such as these. Used for holding rice, they embody two of my favorite things in an object: beauty and function.

5 comments:

rosaspicks said...

Those are lovely! This may be a silly question, but what are the blocks attached to the bottom for?

Sarah - Squeezed Daily said...

It's great to get treasures from the source means more, then the money goes strait to the people who make it too:)
Sarah

janefern said...

The stands are to let the rice drain!
Savouring the memories of our treasure hunting escapades xxjanefern

sarah said...

Hi Rosa - what Jane says! I love the block because the rice sits nice and high on the table. I hadn't actually thought about it though. They are very light weight and the block isn't solid so I guess it allows the steam to distribute properly.

sarah said...

Hi Sarah - good point. It is nice to buy locally, no matter where you are. I had never seen these baskets anywhere else in Indonesia so glad I got to pick some up!