Best Before

Tour de Pise Basket


Macrame basket made out of recycled paper cord, one of Korea’s most emblematic craft and a true popular hobby. Behind this tradition lies the nation’s concern to recycle used paper. Both women and men practiced this socially permeable craft: the nobility, city-dwellers, countrymen and servants, all dedicated their lost hours making these objects, including monks who saw in this practice an excellent way to spend their spare time in the temple. Although this know-how persists in South Korea, it’s becoming very rare.

The ropes are made from recycled and unbleached paper produced by environmental responsible workshops. Braiding these objects requires neither needle nor crochet, fingers dexterity is the only tool involved. Each artisan has her or his own style and way to knot and tie.

Now in The Netherlands at Crafthouse.

  • Handmade in South-Korea

  • 100% recycled natural paper

  • Small: height 15 cm (5,9"); diameter 10 cm (3,9")

  • Medium: height 20 cm (7,9"); diameter 12 cm (4,7")

  • Also available in black

  • More styles in the Crafthouse store

Read the story of Best Before, featured in Elle, Maisons Côté Sud and Marie Claire Magazine.

Worldwide shipping
Region Service Price* Delivery time**
Netherlands Collect in store Free Today
Standard €10.00 1-3 days
Europe Standard €20.00 3-5 days
Express €65.00 Next working day
Rest of World Standard €50.00 8-20 working days
Express €105.00 2 working days
* unless the parcel exceeds the weight of 5 kilograms (11 pounds), in which case additional shipping fees are applicable

**unless delivery time is differently reflected on the product page

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Standard shipping

Orders placed in The Netherlands before 12pm Monday to Friday will be delivered the next working day. Orders placed after 12pm Monday to Friday will be despatched the following working day; orders placed after 12pm on Fridays will be despatched the following Monday.


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