The textured, highly fragranced Vetiver basket are handwoven in Madagascar. The root of vetiver grass is used to weave the basket. Vetiver basket have an organic tasseled appearance and an earthy aroma. The basket may be used as a functional, decor or wall piece. Vetiver is a tropical grass, originally grown in Madagascar to alleviate soil erosion. Today, vetiver is sought after for its oil. Vetiver oil is widely used in perfumes and aromatherapy.