Our stylish MRABA storage baskets – also known as bolga baskets - are made from natural undyed grass and are hand woven in Northern Ghana.
These cubed storage baskets can be used with IKEA cubed shelving units, they’re perfect for magazines and newspapers and make for stylish bathroom tidies too. Fill the MRABA with all your toiletries, lotions and potions, or use yours for storing away towels and loo rolls. Equally, these beautiful woven baskets can be used as handy and stylish nursery storage – for books, toys and nappies.
Each storage basket takes up to three days to weave by hand, and is made from wild veta vera – also known as Elephant Grass. The production process is lengthy: the Ghanaian grass is harvested, split, hand-rolled and dyed before a skilled weaver from our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana sets to work.
Most of the weavers in the Northern Ghana cooperative are agricultural workers, though relying on a season’s rainfall for income makes for unstable living. Basket weaving – one of the oldest crafts known to man – has become a source of alternative income for these communities, particularly in the dry seasons. This additional channel of work helps families to meet their basic living costs. To purchase one our woven baskets is to become an important part of our journey: supporting the weavers in a truly fair and sustainable trade. Every woven basket comes with a thank you card from the co-operative that made yours. You can meet the weavers from Ghana HERE.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS
S: 28 x 28 cm
M: 30 x 30 cm
L: 32 x 32 cm
The baskets stack into one another to form a set of three.
If your basket gets wet, simply leave it to dry naturally and re-shape. As each basket is individually handmade, some variation in size and colour may occur.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA