ABAASA: Large Red, Orange & Black Floor Storage Basket with Handles
Bring some Ghanaian colour to your home and transform your space with the ABAASA round floor basket, in a large size. With stunning handwoven designs in red, orange and black, this basket is perfect for storing kindling and logs but can also be put to use all over the home – as a toy basket, laundry hamper, or as a basket for rugs and throws – this really is the most versatile basket. Every round storage basket in this collection is totally unique, so you won’t find another exactly like this one.
Woven from ethically-sourced veta vera grass in Northern Ghana, this colourful storage basket is made from robust veta vera grass – an indigenous raw material that’s sustainably sourced and perfect for producing really strong baskets. This is the same fibre that’s used to produce our moses baskets, dog baskets and bike baskets. The grass is hand-rolled before being woven by a skilled member of our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana.
Most of the co-operative members who make these floor baskets are primarily farmers, but drought makes it increasingly difficult for these people to live off the land and support their families. Basket weaving brings the opportunity to earn a flexible second income. Each basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative. Want to know more about the Ghanaian weavers? Click here.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS
Dimensions: 57cm Dia x 27cm H
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
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
Shop the Log Basket Collection here.
Shop the Art Basket Collection here.
Shop the Bike Basket collection here.
Shop the Square, Rectangular and Circular Floor Storage Basket collection here.
Shop the Moses Basket Collection here.
Shop the Bolga Shopping Basket collection here.
Shop the Dog Basket collection here.