Baskets are hand-woven using different natural materials available, such as straw, grass, vines, leaves, raffia, and papyrus. The technique used to create baskets are often quite complex, and are similar to the methods used in textile weaving. Baskets have many uses such as storage, a repository for various items, as well as indoor décor. They are beautiful and practical. Traditionally they have been used for a variety of purposes such as carrying harvested crops and food from the market, and storage.