Stunning GARIWE is a traditional Ghanaian bolga basket, sporting beautiful shades of purple, blue and green in an intricate tribal pattern. This fair trade market basket is truly one-of-a-kind: you won’t find another like this, so once it’s gone it’s gone! GARIWE is the perfect shopping or picnic companion and can be put to use all over the home. Fill yours with hats and gloves, rugs and throws, bathroom accessories - or toys!
Each one of these unique, fair trade shopping baskets take up to three days to weave by hand, using veta vera grass which produces baskets of excellent structural balance and durability. This particular basket comes with the added ethical credentials of being 100% vegan, with no leather detailing as seen on other baskets in this collection. This indigenous grass is hand picked from the tip, hand-rolled and dyed in boiling water before being woven by a skilled member of our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana.
Agricultural work is the mainstay of most of these Ghanaian weavers’ incomes, but the pervasive dry season makes it increasingly difficult for families to meet school fees and medical bills. Basket weaving brings opportunity to earn a flexible and valuable second income. Each market basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative that made yours. Want to know more about the Ghanaian weavers? Click here.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS
Dimensions: 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