Who’s for a picnic? The AWIA basket is brand new for 2019 and ethically produced in Northern Ghana. Flashes of neon pink, blue and turmeric orange riot against a natural grass base on this ethically-produced work of art, handmade by weavers working within a flourishing Ghanaian cooperative. We search far and wide to discover the very best weaving cooperatives across Africa, and we’re delighted to be offering more work to these talented weavers as our collection expands to include these fabulous picnic baskets.
AWIA features a woven lid and carry handles – all produced using a robust local grass called veta vera which yields baskets of wonderful structural balance and durability. Grasses grow locally and are picked from the tip, allowing the root to continue to grow.
Most of the artisans who make these baskets are primarily farmers, but drought makes it increasingly difficult for families to make ends meet. Basket weaving empowers these people with the opportunity to earn a flexible second income. Each basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative. Want to know more about the Ghanaian weavers? Click here.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS
Dimensions: D25cm x W35cm x H25cm (width is measured at widest part of basket)
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA