SIKA: Small Navy, Pink and Teal Floor Storage Basket with Handles
This exquisite SIKA hand woven floor basket has been produced in Ghana by a member of a fair trade weaving cooperative. Boasting tribal patterns of pink, teal and navy 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.
SIKA 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 H24cm
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
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?