the art of basket weaving

Inspired by our family history and diverse artisan crafted basketry handwoven by us in Paarl

WELCOME TO paarl basket

Where style meets function we specialize in crafting a presence for those who dare to be different


Learn about the Marais family

Cane baskets never go out of style. 

The company was established by Eduard Christian Marais in 1945.  He became blind at a young age and had to attend the school of the blind in Worcester.  He then learned the skill of basket weaving.  He was a very determined and hardworking man who build the business.  After he passes away his son JP Marais took over the business in 1973.  Since 2017 Caren Marais, his daughter joined the business.  She hope to keep the business and tradition in the Marais family and to create more jobs in the community.

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Our vision

“Our main focus is to infuse homes with a sense of natural, eco-friendly, conciouys living.  Our authentic designs are handcrafted with the highest regard for quality and sustainability”

our style

Caren Marais, owner and creative director, headed up Paarl Basket’s latest range of products that are modern, aesthetically pleasing and of great quality!

Contact Us, We will assist you

Thank you for your interest in working with Paarl Basket.  Contact us and we will get back to you at the soonest convenience. 

Our Studio hours 7:00-4:00 by appointment only


43 Waterkant Street, Lemoenkloof, Paarl




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