AKOSU: Black Striped Rectangular Baskets
is back-ordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.
Our smart AKOSU rectangular storage baskets sport bold black stripes against a natural undyed grass base. These stylish and robust storage baskets come in two stackable sizes and are hand woven in Northern Ghana.
Being beautifully hand woven, these baskets – also known as bolga baskets - they look superb all over the home. Bring a little order to the living room and use yours for stacking kindling or magazines. In the bathroom, use your AKOSU baskets for storing toiletries, towels and loo rolls.
Each woven storage basket takes up to three days complete, and is made from an indigenous Ghanaian grass called veta vera. The process is time-consuming: before weaving can begin the grass must be collected and split by hand, then hand-rolled and dyed. Only then can a weaver from our partner weaving cooperative begin her skillful work.
Most of the weavers in the Northern Ghana cooperative are agricultural workers, though relying on a season’s rainfall for income makes for unstable living. Basket weaving – one of the oldest crafts known to man – has become a source of alternative income for these communities, particularly in the dry seasons. This additional channel of work helps families to meet their basic living costs. To purchase one our woven baskets is to become an important part of our journey: supporting the weavers in a truly fair and sustainable trade. Every woven basket comes with a thank you card from the co-operative that made yours. You can meet the weavers from Ghana HERE.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS
Small: W28-32cm x D23-27cm x H18-22cm
Large: W38-42cm x D28-32cm x H25-29cm
If you need a specific size please let us know prior to placing your order.
Price is for one basket, please select size from the drop down menu.
Please note, colours may fade over time. As each basket is individually handmade, some variation in size and colour may occur. If your basket gets wet, simply leave it to dry naturally and re-shape.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA