AKOSUA: Black and Natural Stripe Dog Basket - XS/Small/Medium


£ 65.00




With black stripes against a natural grass-coloured base, this beautiful little dog basket is sure to become a happy napping space for your smaller breed of dog. 

Woven from indigenous veta vera grasses in Northern Ghana - also known as Elephant Grass - each pet basket takes up to three days to weave by hand. The production process is lengthy: this Ghanaian grass is harvested, split, hand-rolled and dyed before a skilled weaver from our partner weaving cooperative in sets to work.

The majority of these weavers are men, having been taught the age-old art of basket weaving from their own mothers and fathers. Agricultural work is the mainstay of most weavers’ family incomes, but poor rainfall and drought makes life extremely challenging. Basket weaving, and producing these exquisite woven dog baskets, brings women and men the opportunity to earn a valuable second income.

 

Want to know more about the people behind the baskets? Meet the weavers here.  

DIMENSIONS: (approx)

Extra Small: 53cm W x 26cm D x 20cm H

Small: 60cm W x 30cm D x 20cm H

Medium: 68cm W x 46cm D x 21cm H

 

SUITABLE FOR:

Extra Small: 

Chihuahua

 

Small:

Dachshund

Lhasa Apso

Miniature Poodle

Pug

Shih Tzu

 

Medium:
Beagle

Cocker Spaniel

Standard Schnauzer

Whippet

 

FAIR TRADE AND HANDMADE IN GHANA

 


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