Objects made by hand with vegetable fibres have a braided beauty which nearly always has a functional aim, except for some toys or decorative animal heads (such as: donkeys, pigs, or bulls). We have several types of baskets -made of wicker, esparto grass, and cattail fiber- , sisal placemats, bread baskets, fans, bull heads and screen lamps.
Bullhead made of woven esparto grass. Handcrafted in Jaen, one of the most important centers of the Esparto industry in Spain. Esparto grass grows in the arid places in the Iberian Península. Vegetable fibre crafstmanship had a primarily utilitarian purpose; representations of animals (bulls, pigs, donkeys) are the exception to that rule.
Fine round sisal mat handcrafted in Jaen. It can also become a nice decorative element hunging in the walls.
Nice esparto basket with handles handcrafted in Jaen, one of the most important centers of the Esparto industry in Spain.
Fine cattail fibre basket ("Enea") handcrafted in Jaen. It can be used as bread basket, fruit basket or table centerpiece.
Wicker basket with sharp edges handcrafted in Jaén. It can be used as a bread basketc, fruit basket or centrepiece.
Woven esparto grass fan handcrafted in Jaen, called “Soplillo” (also known as "panerillo" or "ventall"). It has a long handle to stoke the fire, but you can use it as well to fight back the heat in summer time.