AWIA: Green and Blue Tiered Bike Basket


£ 65.00


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Introducing AWIA: a hand-woven bicycle basket whose bold green and turquoise pattern adds a brilliantly Ghanaian splash of colour. Treat your trusty wheels to a stylish upgrade with this beautiful front basket, designed in-house by The Basket Room.

Pack your bicycle basket with a comfy blanket and a bit of lunch, or use it for picking up flowers and groceries when you pedal into town. Our versatile woven bicycle baskets also attach to stairway bannisters for storing away odds and ends, and can be fastened to towel rails and cot ends for keeping towels, toiletries, books and toys tidied away. Created by our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana from wild veta vera grass, each bike basket takes around three days to weave once this grass is split, rolled by hand, and dyed in boiling water.

Most of the weavers in the Northern Ghana cooperative are farmers, relying on unpredictable rainfall and an unreliable income. Basket weaving has become a source of alternative income for these communities during the dry seasons, helping families meet their basic living costs. When you buy one of our beautiful woven bicycle baskets you become a vital part of this story.

Each bicycle basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative that made yours. Want to know more about the people behind the baskets? Meet the weavers here

Material:  VETA VERA GRASS & LEATHER

Dimensions: W30cm x D25cm x H25cm (approx)

Each bike basket is supplied with two dark brown leather straps, as seen in the 5th photo.

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 


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