Yucca Natural Fiber Baskets Crafts Coiling Cordage Basketry Organic Hand Processed Native American Plant Material Coiled Basket Accent
Freshly prepared natural dried Yucca fiber for your basketry, cordage and crafts. This fiber has been used by Native peoples since prehistoric times. You'll receive 1 oz. bundle of fiber (like the one shown in photo 2 of my hand holding the bundle.) Length varies from approx 14 -18" or longer. Color is basically green, eventually with age mellowing out to tan tones.
A hard to find, labor intensive hand processed natural, Yucca filamentosa makes a strong cordage or can be used as is for the bundle material in a coiled basket or rim filler. It goes beautifully as an accent in a pine needle basket or on the rim of a gourd. Cordage made with this material can be used for any number of crafts and primitive technologies.
Yucca is very flexible when moistened, either dipped or sprayed for basketry and cordage, though I usually work it dry around gentle curves in a coiled basket. The gourd basket photo shows a gourd I coiled with Yucca fiber called 'Square Peg' Note that the wonderful flexibility of the material allowed for a squared off opening, which is unusual in coiling.
Give this unique and hard to find fiber a try!
Shipping & policies
My shipping fee includes handling costs.
On multiple purchases, I will combine items for shipping if you contact me before purchase. I will reserve the items you want so you can purchase them in one listing, if you like.
My items are sent through US Postal Service. If you request it in advance, US orders can be shipped USPS Priority Mail with insurance and delivery confirmation added. I will adjust the shipping cost for you before you purchase.
For Paypal orders I try to ship items the same or next business day, if possible, unless my shop announcement says I'm away. For Etsy Payments I ship the next business day after I receive notice from Etsy that payment has cleared.
Purchases are packed with care- secure but not fancy. I use recycled shipping materials when I can.
I'm happy to ship some finished work to International buyers in Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands using US Postal Service First Class Mail International Package Service. There is no tracking for International Mail. International shipments can be upgraded to International Priority Mail. It is very expensive and your choice. Please contact me before purchasing if you'd like to upgrade delivery. I'll adjust the shipping fee before you purchase. You are responsible for any taxes or custom fees that occur in your country. I suggest your check with your government to see what the fees would be before purchasing.
I may ship some finished work to a few other countries not listed above. Please contact me with your location if interested in purchasing.
Full purchase price for merchandise will be stated on customs forms. International buyers are responsible for any customs fees for imported items. I can't list merchandise as "gift" on the customs form. Sorry, but due to restrictions I can't send raw gourds or certain plant materials Internationally. There is no tracking on International shipments. Depending on the country and customs delays, please allow up to 6 weeks for an International shipment to reach you.
I prefer Paypal, but also take Etsy Payments.
Custom orders must be paid for in advance. I'll create a custom listing for your item(s), and item(s) must be purchased before I begin work on it.
Returns & exchanges
If there's a problem, please contact me and allow me the opportunity to correct or compensate for a situation if it is my fault. Honest mistakes can happen by seller or buyer. Communication is a two way street. It's important to me that you are happy with my service and your purchases. Please read the description of the item before purchase and note important information like approximate sizes.
If you just aren't pleased with an item, please convo me within two weeks of purchase. I'll ask that you ship the item back intact, and I'll send you a refund for the price of the item when it's received. I know circumstances vary, and I'll do my best to work with you to reach a fair solution.
Unless otherwise specified I will use the address on the Paypal receipt.
All care is taken to represent the items in my photos to the best of my ability. I photo outdoors in natural sunlight. Please be aware that individual computer monitors and settings vary and can cause some color variation.
I encourage the buyer to read the descriptions, which include measurements and other crucial information pertaining to specific items that cannot be discerned by only looking at the photos.
Please feel free to convo me for any reason, before, during or after a purchase- I feel good communications are an important part of service.
Thanks and I look forward to doing business together!