Le Painier

French Market Basket with Long Handle


This medium size ( 50 x 32 x 32cm approx)  hand crafted market basket has a long round leather covered handle suitable for wearing over the shoulder.  It is available in 5 colours produced exclusively for Le Panier.

  • Original, genuine French market baskets from Morocco have been made in the same way for generations. 
  • The ultimate sustainable shopping bag, farmers in the Atlas Mountains produce the bags as a form of secondary income during the winter months.
  • Strips are woven from fallen palm fronds then sewn together in ‘rounds’ (the more rounds, the larger the bag). Each one can take up to eight hours to weave, depending on the size and is unique – no two are quite the same. 
  • Lightweight and strong, these baskets are ideal for supermarket (goes straight from trolley to boot without all the plastic) or farmer’s market shopping, as a beach or pool bag, a weekender or washing basket.
  • They also make perfect picnic hampers or storage baskets at home.
  • They make a perfect present – in their own right or filled with treasures.