Hot pink and orange bands pop against a natural grass rim, with an upper band of blue and black tribal patterning and brown goat’s leather carry handles.
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 men having been taught the age-old art of basket weaving from their own mothers and fathers. 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 and men 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.
Each basket comes with a foam mattress and cotton sheet or choose to upgrade to a natural coconut coir and wool mattress (made from hundreds of coconut fibres and recommended for newborn babies) and organic cotton sheet. You can even add a cotton liner to complete the set!
Want to know more about the people behind the baskets? Meet the weavers here.
Material: Veta Vera Grass & Leather
Dimensions: W:43cm x L:80cm 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.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
Complies with British Standards BS EN 1466
Suitable from birth until approx. 3 to 4 months (or until your baby can sit up unaided)
FAIR TRADE AND HANDMADE IN GHANA