Basket Weaving

Serant Valmont has been weaving baskets since 1976. He grew up in Jeremie, a city on the western tip of the island, but has lived in Port-au-Prince the majority of his life. He learned his trade as a child from watching those around him weave baskets and now has been creating products of his own for 38 years. He creates all types of products made with leaves from banana & palm trees, from baskets and shelves to the well known straw bag in Haiti "oui panya". His personal favorite is a mini-straw hat that he creates for tourists. Serant gathers his leaves from local trees and sits with his cousin and co-workers weaving every day.