CESTA – the Peerie Maker Project Basket; making the case for traditional Portuguese handmade reed baskets. These beautiful baskets have been used by Portuguese women for shopping and carrying things ever since they can remember. They exist in all colours, designs and sizes imaginable and relives their childhood memories of long warm days at the beach, picnics and going to the local market with their Grandmas. They are part of their cultural heritage and finding one house in Portugal where there isn’t one of these is highly unlikely.
CESTA adapts them for new functionalities, prepares them for contemporary life, and gives them the love and attention they deserve.
CESTA takes also great care in making sure only natural materials are used that do not harm our planet. The production process is completely manual: picking up the reed, drying and dyeing it; weaving the fabrics; cutting them and then sewing the baskets, one by one. Each unique, each perfectly imperfect, all of them beautiful.
CESTA handmade Peerie Maker project baskets are all 100% NATURAL FIBERS, 100% ETHICAL, 100% HANDMADE & 100% GORGEOUS
Peerie Maker is Maker’s younger cousin, a smaller basket for smaller projects. Smaller in size, but equally big in charm. If you follow the “if I sit, I knit” life philosophy, Peerie Maker will be your perfect companion.
Peerie Maker is the second model and like the Maker’s basket, it is a “project basket” specially designed for all knitters, crocheters and other makers out there. Peerie Maker is lined with burel, a traditional woven fabric. Made from 100% Portuguese wool, making it biodegradable, resistant and waterproof.
Designs and colour of the lining are subject to availability. Each basket is unique, each perfectly imperfect, all of them beautiful.