"ATA" is a gift from Nature
Ata grass is a type of fern that grows naturally in parts of Indonesia.
In some places, it is also called "ketak."
Ata grass, which grows in the bountiful surroundings of nature,
is tough but flexible and easy to weave into different shapes.
Village artisans skillfully transform Ata grass into beautiful and durable baskets.
These skills have been handed down through generations.
A feeling of warmth created through
Ata grass is handwoven by artisans while it is still fresh.
They carefully weave and check every stitch, without the help of machinery or
It is a truly awe-inspiring process.
Some of AndYu's baskets are those that are woven by only one artisan in the world.
Dried in the sun
Ata baskets are dried for a week in the scorching Indonesian sun.
The baskets need to be completely dry in order to make the baskets strong and
Making the baskets strong and
durable for long-term use.
In the final part of the process, the baskets are smoked using natural wood chips.
This acts as an insect repellent and protects the baskets against mold.
It makes them strong and durable enough to last for
three generations with proper care.
The sheen grows with use,
turning the baskets a nice amber color.