KUSI: Navy/Black Pattern Bolga Shopping Basket
Shun plastic carrier bags and make an ethical, stylish statement with the Ghanaian KUSI bolga shopping basket. Boasting a bold jagged striped design against a natural grass base and black carry handles, this is the perfect accessory for market trips and days out.
Made from indigenous veta vera grass – which produces wonderfully balanced and sturdy basketry – the preparation process is lengthy. Grass is harvested, split, hand-rolled and dyed in boiling water before a skilled weaver from our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana sets to work.
To own one of our woven baskets is to become an important part of our journey: a beautiful story of sustainability and time-honoured craftsmanship. We are proud to support the weavers in a truly fair trade, supplying a supplementary source of income to help sustain farming communities whose primary income can be unreliable.
Each shopping basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative that made yours. Want to know more about the people behind the baskets? Meet the weavers here.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS & LEATHER
Dimensions: W30cm x H37cm (width is measured at widest part of basket)
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs. The colour may be more blue or perhaps a hint of purple, such is a handmade product!
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA
Our Ghanaian woven baskets are a celebration of Northern Ghana’s abundant natural raw material, and the age-old weaving skills of its people: sustainable style and ethical production, through and through. In our ongoing commitment to fair trade, our baskets are produced from natural materials indigenous to the region they are woven in.Home of the hardy veta vera grass, Ghana is where our collections of sturdier, stiffer baskets are made: woven bike baskets, square, rectangular and circular storage baskets, bolga shopping baskets, dog baskets and baby Moses baskets. Where Kenyan sisal grass creates supple and pliable baskets and bags, Ghanaian veta vera grass produces more structured baskets.
We partner with 24 weaving cooperatives and over 1000 weavers in Ghana, both male and female. This portable and flexible craft means that weavers can take their work home with them if preferred, completing their weaving around other household tasks and duties to create truly fair trade baskets. Bicycle baskets and storage baskets generally take around three days to complete, and the process – as you will see from the pictures – is meticulous.
"We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to the customers who buy our baskets, which create employment for our women in Ghana. We say thank you and we wish to continue to do business with you next year." - Asabila, Cooperative Manager – Ghana
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Navy/Black Pattern Bolga Shopping Basket
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