Basket weaver


Meet Rajesh.

You’ll find him in the shade most days, occasionally glancing up at Pieter Both mountain as his fingers expertly weave dried rattan into a beautiful basket. The techniques he uses have been passed down by his father – and his grandfather before that.

The island is bursting with skilled artisans and this is a true Mauritius craft, one Rajesh is passionate about preserving. So stay longer and meet locals like Rajesh – perhaps even learn to weave a basket yourself. You’ll find a new appreciation for the bags, baskets and furniture made right here in Mauritius.

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