Pandan or screwpine box
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Light-weight yet sturdy pandan or screwpine box handmade in Sri Lanka. Pandan is a natural fiber and the ivory colored reed is interwoven with green and green reed in a geometric pattern starting from the center going outwards. The box closes with a lid that fits on the top and comes down 1/3 of the way of the base. You can store practically anything you may want in this box such as small toys, sewing tools, bracelets and necklaces, or stationary. You can also use it as a gift box.

Height: 5.5"
Width: 8"
Length: 7"

Note: Keep away from water and the bracelets in the image are not included.

More about Pandan or Screw Pine:

As the name may suggest, Screw Pine is not a Pine tree after all. It is a tropical stubby plant that likes to grow close to the seacoast, and has long leaves covered with sharp thorns. The process of converting Screw Pine leaves to beautiful and colorful reed that are then used to weave into utility pieces can be a lot of hard work and time consuming. Strong Monsoon rains can easily destroy the plants by washing them away. Once the leaves are cut from the plant, the thorns must be removed carefully, as they can be very painful. Then they are split in half and boiled. After which they are soaked in fresh water overnight, before they are dried. The natural reed now has an ivory color, which can be dyed in vibrant colors, before starting the weaving process. These are some of the other beautiful screw-pine pieces we carry.

  • Item #: 01148

Pandan or screwpine box

Price: $20.00
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