My love-affair with Portugal continues this week... and as I type, somewhere in the little Portuguese village of Castanheira, someone's granny is lovingly hand-weaving these
beautiful Portuguese basket bags – one of which would have followed me on my Portugal adventures (here and here) had I remembered to go back to the shop in Porto I spotted them in to get one! Luckily for me – and you – I’ve just found the exact bags on Etsy and couldn't wait another minute to share them with you.
They cost from £40 – £65 and come in a range of sizes from small shoulder bags (you can ask for a long leather strap) to beach bags, picnic baskets or bicycles baskets. They’re made to order and specific designs can be requested or you could leave it to fate and see what inspired pattern your lovely Portuguese artisan comes up with.
See Toino Abel on Etsy here.