PO: Green and Turquoise Rectangular Storage Baskets


£ 45.00



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Our PO storage baskets are a stunning hand woven collection boasting bright Ghanaian flashes of green and turquoise against a natural undyed grass base.

These hand woven African baskets – also known as bolga baskets - are robust enough to store fireside kindling or office folders and paperwork, and work beautifully as bathroom and bedroom storage baskets too. Pop one beside a sofa for keeping magazines and remote controls tidied away, or use yours in the nursery for keeping soft toys and books in one place.

Hand woven skilfully by a member of the Northern Ghana weaving co-operative, each basket can take up to three days to complete and is made from a local grass called veta vera. This fibrous crop is harvested, split, rolled and dyed by hand before weaving begins – a lengthy and highly skilled process at every step.

To become an owner of one of our woven baskets is to become a part of our journey: a positive story of sustainability and generations of craftsmanship. We are dedicated to supporting the weavers in a truly fair and reliable trade, offering a regular source of income to help sustain farming communities whose primary income – agriculture and livestock – can be perilously unpredictable. 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 

Dimensions:

Small: W31cm x D19cm x H24cm 

Medium: W33cm x D22cm x H27cm

Large: W38cm x D24cm x H29cm

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 


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