In January, Miquel, like all basket makers, collects by the river the cane and wicker that he will use throughout the year to make his baskets.
The rest of basket makers call Miquel Serra “Master”. He has been making traditional baskets in La Garrotxa, north of Catalonia, for 60 years.
We asked him to make for us a few small cove, this traditional Catalan basket design, but he told us that a nice cove is a 70 cm diameter one. Here you have them.
They are like sculptures, resounding, strong… We glimpse the force of nature in these handles, tamed nature. We are sad to sell them, as they are spectacular.
Typical Catalan design containers traditionally used to carry wood, fruit… Its large dimensions make it very difficult to weave.
Miquel lives in an isolated farmhouse nearby a dormant volcano, the Croscat.
BASKET MAKER: Miquel Serra
We compensate the CO2 of the shipping from Miquel's farmhouse to our Barcelona studio with nonprofit Compensate.com.
Cane and wicker
70 cm Ø x 65 cm height approx.
4,4 kg approx.
It can be washed with warm water and then should be dried thoroughly immediately after.
Store in an airy and dry place but not in an enclosed space (closet, etc.)
* Please note that as handmade pieces they all have imperfections and vary among them. You will not receive an exact replica as in the photo shown; each piece is unique.