ELUBO: Black & Natural Mini Market Basket
We have reimagined our beautiful bolga market baskets in miniature, for our littlest customers! ELUBO is a unique round basket with a woven grass carry handle, featuring bands of black and natural.
Each mini bolga basket in this new collection is different, designed by the weaver in their own preferred designs and colourways. They make wonderful ethical gifts for little ones and fun easter baskets for chocolate egg hunts. Children will delight in filling their baskets with sweets and treasures, taking them out on shopping trips and role playing at home. Keep your mini bolga basket in the kitchen filled with real fruit, beg or eggs, or use them as woven storage baskets for small toys, craft materials, pens and pencils, jewellery or knick knacks.
Woven in Northern Ghana by members of a small weaving cooperative, these baskets are produced from indigenous and sustainably sourced elephant grass. Basket weaving is a sustainable source of income for these 200 artisans during the dry seasons when farming often fails to sustain a family. Basket weaving within the cooperative helps men and women earn a reliable and fair income to help support their families, pay school fees and medical bills.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS & LEATHER
Dimensions: W 22cm x H 15cm (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.
HANDMADE IN GHANA
Our Ghanaian woven baskets are a celebration of Northern Ghana’s abundant natural raw material, and the age-old weaving skills of its people: sustainable style and ethical production, through and through. In our ongoing commitment to fair trade, our baskets are produced from natural materials indigenous to the region they are woven in.Home of the hardy veta vera grass, Ghana is where our collections of sturdier, stiffer baskets are made: woven bike baskets, square, rectangular and circular storage baskets, bolga shopping baskets, dog baskets and baby Moses baskets. Where Kenyan sisal grass creates supple and pliable baskets and bags, Ghanaian veta vera grass produces more structured baskets.
We partner with 24 weaving cooperatives and over 1000 weavers in Ghana, both male and female. This portable and flexible craft means that weavers can take their work home with them if preferred, completing their weaving around other household tasks and duties to create truly fair trade baskets. Bicycle baskets and storage baskets generally take around three days to complete, and the process – as you will see from the pictures – is meticulous.
"We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to the customers who buy our baskets, which create employment for our women in Ghana. We say thank you and we wish to continue to do business with you next year." - Asabila, Cooperative Manager – Ghana
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