KUSI: Navy/Black Pattern Bolga Shopping Basket
Shun plastic carrier bags and make an ethical, stylish statement with the Ghanaian KUSI bolga shopping basket. Boasting a bold jagged striped design against a natural grass base and black carry handles, this is the perfect accessory for market trips and days out.
Made from indigenous veta vera grass – which produces wonderfully balanced and sturdy basketry – the preparation process is lengthy. Grass is harvested, split, hand-rolled and dyed in boiling water before a skilled weaver from our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana sets to work.
To own one of our woven baskets is to become an important part of our journey: a beautiful story of sustainability and time-honoured craftsmanship. We are proud to support the weavers in a truly fair trade, supplying a supplementary source of income to help sustain farming communities whose primary income can be unreliable.
Each shopping basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative that made yours. Want to know more about the people behind the baskets? Meet the weavers here.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS & LEATHER
Dimensions: W30cm x H37cm (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. The colour may be more blue or perhaps a hint of purple, such is a handmade product!
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA
The weavers are our life force - the sheer spirit of THE BASKET ROOM and the raw talent behind every fair trade basket we sell. Every woven basket has been worked on exclusively by one weaver, and each basket is their very own work of art before it becomes yours. Woven meticulously over a number of days, your basket has accompanied its creator on their daily errands from home to field to farm, enabling the weavers to earn a precious second income without having to give up their other jobs and responsibilities.
We’ve searched far and wide to partner up with the most remarkable artisans and networks of weaving cooperatives in Africa. We’re proud and privileged to regularly spend time with them all - getting to know the people, the raw materials and the harvesting, dyeing and weaving processes, first-hand.
The weavers take centre stage. These are their stories. Listen and share.
Where Are The Baskets Made?