Our SOKO rectangular storage baskets bring a distinctly Ghanaian pop of colour to your home with hot pink stripes against a natural undyed grass base.
These stylish and robust storage baskets come in three stackable sizes and are hand woven in Northern Ghana.
Being beautifully hand woven, these baskets – also known as bolga baskets - look superb all over the home. Bring a little order to the living room and use yours for stacking kindling or magazines. In the bathroom, use your baskets for storing toiletries, towels and loo rolls.
Each woven storage basket takes up to three days complete, and is made from an indigenous Ghanaian grass called veta vera. The process is time-consuming: before weaving can begin the grass must be collected and split by hand, then hand-rolled and dyed. Only then can a weaver from our partner weaving cooperative begin her skillful 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. You can meet the weavers from Ghana HERE.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS
Small: W30-34 x D21-25 x H20-24cm
Medium: W35-40 x D25-30 x H21-26cm
Large: W40-45cm x D30-35cm x H23-28cm
Price is for one basket, please select size from the drop down menu. Not sold as a set of three unless each one is purchased individually.
Please note due to the handmade nature, dimensions may vary.
Price is for each individual size, not for a set.
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