KETE: Black & Orange Stripe Sculpture Pot
KETE is a true statement basket, bringing a graceful sense of organic texture and craft to any space it inhabits. This decorative woven basket is part of a very small and carefully curated collection of handwoven African baskets, handcrafted in small batches by artisans working in Ghana.
With an undulating surface and a bulbous, teardrop shape, the neck of this vase-like woven basket is left unfinished, with loose fronds of elephant grass reaching upwards in glorious disarray. Stripes in black and rust-colour give this African basket a distinctly earthy feel, and so KETE would sit gorgeously in Scandi, Japandi, minimalist and midcentury-styled homes.
Use yours as a large woven vase for holding dried flowers and tall grasses - or let this incredible decorative basket speak for itself and stand alone.
HEIGHT (no straw): 32cm
HEIGHT (inc straw): 71cm
WIDEST DIA: 38cm
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE AND 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.
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