Gabel Elba’s grass woven basket is known by the Ababda people as “Elba”. This product reflects the heritage of Ababda and Bisharia tribal communities in the southern Red Sea. The baskets are small grass baskets, used to save palm dates, dry foods and sweets, and are generally crafted by young Ababda tribeswomen, as a means to maintain the community’s basket weaving tradition. The baskets are water proof and naturally colored, made with Acacia leaves. The product name "Taway" stems from the local Bisharia tribe's name for the Desert flagship Acacia raddiana tree.
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Among acacia trees in Shalateen, an area in the southern stretch of the Red Sea, about 250km south of Marsa Alam . . . . . . . .