MPRAESO is a handwoven bolga market basket produced in the traditional Ghanaian style. With geometric patterns in natural and black, this fair trade basket is perfect for market trips, beach jaunts and summer picnics, and can be put to use all over the home. Use yours as a laundry basket, toy basket, vegetable basket, blanket basket – you will keep finding new uses for this beautiful fair trade basket! Every basket in this collection is 100% unique - created according to the tastes and skills of the individual maker - so once this basket is sold, it simply won’t be made again.
Woven from ethically-sourced veta vera grass in Northern Ghana, this beautiful bolga basket is made from robust veta vera grass – an indigenous raw material that’s sustainably sourced and perfect for producing really strong baskets. This is the same fibre that’s used to produce our moses baskets, dog baskets and bike baskets. The grass is hand-rolled before being woven by a skilled member of our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana.
Most of the co-operative members who make these market baskets are primarily farmers, but drought makes it increasingly difficult for these people to live off the land and support their families. Basket weaving brings the opportunity to earn a flexible second income. Each basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative. Want to know more about the Ghanaian weavers? Click here.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS & LEATHER
Dimensions: W28cm x H20cm (width is measured at the widest part of the basket)
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA