Made by Esmé Hofman
This fine shin work basket is made with a lot of patience and love by Dutch master artisan Esmé Hofman. Esme's work is known worldwide and she even won a prestigious award in Japan at the Hokuriku Kogei summit.
Esmé made this basket exclusively for LOA, so you can't find it anywhere else. It's perfect for keeping your treasures safe or store your jewellery in. Fine shin work baskets and jewellery have a long interesting history together! It takes about 12 days to make this basket, including the design of the basket, preparing the material and manufacturing the mold.
Fine shin work, an extremely labour-intensive technique, is in danger of dying out. But as a contemporary basket maker, Esmé is versatile and likes to experiment with free forms, rather than being bound by functionality.
She explored techniques with the need to master the craft and create a high quality object. In this way she hopes to preserve basket weaving for the future.
Please note: This is a handmade item. Handle it with care. Each basket is one of a kind and made to order.
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