A long time ago it was very common to see girls and women with reed baskets to go shopping for groceries or to take out for a picnic, but it has fallen in disuse.
Now a young man in a small village near Alcobaça picked up his great-grandfather’s business, producing fashionable reed baskets the old way and with heart. These are all handmade in several sizes, have vibrant colours, can already be found in Barcelona, London or even in New Zealand and have been mentioned in several national and international magazines.
Toino Abel has become a successful and thriving business that brought back a traditional basket with a fresh and renovated look. A great gift!!