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Polaroid of the week: Rooster basket in Masaya, Nicaragua

Polaroid of the week: Rooster basket in Masaya, Nicaragua

Last Updated on February 15, 2022

 They say not to put all your eggs in one basket, but what if the basket is made out of a real rooster? We found these ‘rooster baskets’ in a handicrafts market in Masaya, Nicaragua, where the vendor proudly told us that the baskets are made from real roosters and chickens.


Tuesday 5th of April 2011

Ohh..... thank god for your flickr photos. I just saw what you really mean. that is gross! I honestly thought from the above photo that a live rooster was sitting in the basket and so I thought that was pretty cute. But I looked at the other photos and that is gross! who would want something like that? Poor little guys - yick!


Wednesday 13th of April 2011

Hi Beth - yes, these baskets are a bit creepy.... but people seem to think it's a MUST HAVE souvenir from Nicaragua... oh well. There was a little kitten cuddling up with them the whole time, the poor thing, what must it have thought..


Tuesday 5th of April 2011

hahaha...that is hysterical! I can only hope they take the rooster out when they sell it. :) Personally I would love to buy a basket w/ a cute little pet included but Randy wouldn't be so enthused!


Tuesday 22nd of February 2011

Wow! Totally and completely creepy! Cool photo.


Wednesday 23rd of February 2011

Yes, creepy indeed! I don't know if I'd want one of these in my kitchen... would freak me out every time I'd look at it, I think ;-)


Saturday 12th of February 2011

I didnt take any photos at Masaya but now I wish I had


Wednesday 16th of February 2011

Masaya was a great stop after our rather disappointing stay in Granada. We weren't sure how touristy Masaya would be (having the big artisan market) but there weren't barely any tourists when we visited. Every time I don't take any pictures, because I am not in the mood, I regret it afterwards!! But you still got the memories in your head :-)

Charles McCool

Friday 11th of February 2011

I would pass on the chicken and rooster baskets but it is nice to see crafts from around the world.