Meet the ANKAA storage baskets: a stunning hand woven collection with bright Ghanaian flashes of pink, green, purple and turquoise.
Our African baskets are ideal for tidying away magazines in the living room and keeping bundles of kindling by the fire. Likewise, these rectangular storage baskets – also known as bolga baskets - are equally handy for filing paperwork and tidying away toiletries, towels and loo rolls in the bathroom.
Each woven storage basket takes up to three days to finish, and is woven using a strong Ghanaian grass called veta vera – or ‘Elephant Grass’. The process is slow and technical: before weaving can even begin, the grass must be harvested and split by hand before being hand-rolled and hand-dyed. Only at this point can a weaver from our partner weaving cooperative begin her precise and skilful work.
Most of the 1000-strong group of weavers in this Northern Ghana cooperative are farmers. Basket weaving has become an alternative means of income to farming communities, whose earnings can be perilously unreliable. To own one of our woven baskets is to become a part of our story: a tale of sustainability, community and craftsmanship. 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: W31cm x D19cm x H24cm
Medium: W33cm x D22cm x H27cm
Large: W38cm x D24cm x H29cm
The baskets stack into one another to form a set of three.
If your basket gets wet, simply leave it to dry naturally and re-shape. As each basket is individually handmade, some variation in size and colour may occur.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA