This exquisite OBOGU hand woven floor basket has been produced in Ghana by a member of a fair trade weaving cooperative. Boasting tribal patterns of pink, purple and orange this round storage basket will bring a dash of ethical style to any corner of the home. Fill with blankets, kindling, craft projects or toys – you’ll keep finding new uses for yours! Every small woven basket in this collection is unique – made once and sold once.
OBOGU is made from robust veta vera grass - a fantastic material for producing durable baskets. The grass is hand-rolled before being woven by a skilled member of our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana. These grasses grow locally and are picked from the tip, allowing the root to continue to grow.
Farming is the basis of most Ghanaian weavers’ incomes, but drought makes it increasingly difficult for these people to make ends meet. Basket weaving brings the opportunity to earn a valuable second income that’s both flexible and fair. Each hand woven fair trade basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative. Want to know more about the people behind the baskets? Meet the weavers here.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS
Dimensions: W45cm x H23cm
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA