These decorative baskets not only fulfil the mundane purpose of storage, but are also small works of artistic handcrafting. Whether for keeping things or as a laundry hamper, in a bathroom or bedroom for towels and linens, Surabaya is always a special eye-catcher. They are made of wonderfully-scented seagrass. The tufts of grass are wound in strips of sturdy plastic, arranged by hand in a spiral to shape the basket and then sewn together. The full concentration of the weaver is required for achieving the organically round form.