Woven large oval reed basket with wood insert from Cambodia, measuring approximately 13-1/2" long x 10" wide x 1-3/4" tall. Basket weaving has slowly evolved over the centuries in Cambodia. These masterpieces are intricately woven from grass that is harvested, dried, and refined into long slender yellow reeds. The artisans are paid well over the standard daily rate for their work. In emergency situations, they receive safety net health care and no interest loans. These beautiful baskets have a beautiful story to tell.