Traditional basketry

Maldivian basketry is a demonstration of how Maldivians adopted to the island environment. Traditionally household items were made from leaves and wood from indigenous plants and trees found on the islands.

The collection of household items displayed here are made from processed strips of the stem of palm fronds and the woody skeleton of coconut palms. These items were widely used in the country until the proliferation and import of plastic ware.

Baiypolhi (rice winnowers), mukabba (food covers) goshi, conical containers, and trays used for various purposes were just some of the traditional Maldivian household products traditionally used in Maldivian households.