TONGO: Medium Orange and Black Log Basket
Introduce a joyful splash of Ghanaian colour to your fireside with the TONGO log basket, in a handy medium size. With vibrant bands of orange and black, this practical and beautiful woven basket is perfect for filling with firewood but can also be used as a laundry basket, a children’s toy basket, or a storage basket for bedding, towels, rugs and blankets. Every woven log basket in this new collection is a unique work of art, designed by the weaver herself.
The TONGO log basket is handwoven from hardy veta vera grass – a Ghanaian fibre that’s sustainably sourced. Weaving these log baskets brings women the unique opportunity to earn a second income, balancing their farming work, childcare and household duties within the and supportive and ethical framework of a weaving cooperative. Want to know more about the Ghanaian weavers? Click here.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS
Dimensions: W41cm x H46cm
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
HANDMADE IN GHANA
Our Ghanaian woven baskets are a celebration of Northern Ghana’s abundant natural raw material, and the age-old weaving skills of its people: sustainable style and ethical production, through and through. In our ongoing commitment to fair trade, our baskets are produced from natural materials indigenous to the region they are woven in.Home of the hardy veta vera grass, Ghana is where our collections of sturdier, stiffer baskets are made: woven bike baskets, square, rectangular and circular storage baskets, bolga shopping baskets, dog baskets and baby Moses baskets. Where Kenyan sisal grass creates supple and pliable baskets and bags, Ghanaian veta vera grass produces more structured baskets.
We partner with 24 weaving cooperatives and over 1000 weavers in Ghana, both male and female. This portable and flexible craft means that weavers can take their work home with them if preferred, completing their weaving around other household tasks and duties to create truly fair trade baskets. Bicycle baskets and storage baskets generally take around three days to complete, and the process – as you will see from the pictures – is meticulous.
"We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to the customers who buy our baskets, which create employment for our women in Ghana. We say thank you and we wish to continue to do business with you next year." - Asabila, Cooperative Manager – Ghana
Shop the Log Basket Collection here.
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Shop the Bike Basket collection here.
Shop the Square, Rectangular and Circular Floor Storage Basket collection here.
Shop the Moses Basket Collection here.
Shop the Bolga Shopping Basket collection here.
Shop the Dog Basket collection here.