LAWRA: Natural Floor Storage Basket with Handles
Introduce texture and calm to the home with one of our LAWRA floor baskets available in small, medium or large. These round woven baskets bring a rural feel to your storage needs in warm natural tones. Fill with kindling and logs, toys, laundry, or rugs and throws – these baskets are enduring and versatile – and perfect for decluttering!
Each one of these unique, fair trade floor baskets take up to three days to weave by hand, using veta vera grass which produces baskets of excellent structural balance and durability. This indigenous grass is hand picked from the tip, hand-rolled and dyed in boiling water before being woven by a skilled member of our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana.
Agricultural work is the mainstay of most of these Ghanaian weavers’ incomes, but the pervasive dry season makes it increasingly difficult for families to meet school fees and medical bills. Basket weaving brings opportunity to earn a flexible and valuable second income. Each small woven basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative that made yours. Want to know more about the Ghanaian weavers? Click here.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS
Small: W43cm x H23cm
Medium: W49cm x H26cm
Large: W56cm x H27cm
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA
The weavers are our life force - the sheer spirit of THE BASKET ROOM and the raw talent behind every fair trade basket we sell. Every woven basket has been worked on exclusively by one weaver, and each basket is their very own work of art before it becomes yours. Woven meticulously over a number of days, your basket has accompanied its creator on their daily errands from home to field to farm, enabling the weavers to earn a precious second income without having to give up their other jobs and responsibilities.
We’ve searched far and wide to partner up with the most remarkable artisans and networks of weaving cooperatives in Africa. We’re proud and privileged to regularly spend time with them all - getting to know the people, the raw materials and the harvesting, dyeing and weaving processes, first-hand.
The weavers take centre stage. These are their stories. Listen and share.
Where Are The Baskets Made?