DIDI: Natural Woven Moses Basket


£ 169.00




Introducing lovely DIDI. This ethically-produced Moses basket boasts simple and natural undyed sisal with soft brown carry handles made from sustainably-sourced goat’s leather. DIDI is the ultimate ethical baby gift, and a stylish addition to any nursery.

The weavers who produce these Moses baskets work as part of a talented weaving co-operative in Northern Ghana. The majority of these weavers are mothers themselves, having been taught the age-old art of basket weaving from their own mothers and grandmothers. Agricultural work is the basis of most weavers’ incomes, but prolific drought makes it increasingly difficult for families to make ends meet. Basket weaving, and producing these exquisite woven Moses baskets, empowers women with the opportunity to earn a valuable second income.

Each Moses basket takes around three days to complete, using veta vera grass (also known as ‘elephant grass’) which grows wild in Ghana and produces wonderfully balanced and sturdy basketry. Supplied with a quilted hypoallergenic foam mattress with a washable cover, these Ghanaian Moses baskets are the perfect napping space for new arrivals.

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

 

Material:  Veta Vera Grass & Leather

Dimensions: L:80cm x W:43cm x H:25cm (at hood) approx

It must be noted that these baskets are not carrying devices and should only be used on the floor or on a flat surface when baby is inside.

 

FAIR TRADE AND HANDMADE IN GHANA


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