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Handwoven Teardrop Basket - Assorted Green

Handwoven Teardrop Basket - Assorted Green

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 56 reviews
$ 67.00
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Overview

Market baskets are used traditionally in West Africa to carry produce to and from markets or farms.

*Woven in an assortment of colors and patterns, all decided by the artisans who weave them. Every basket is one-of-a-kind, woven with a deep cultural and spiritual meaning, for a beautiful surprise! Please note that you will be receiving one basket out of an assorted colorful collection. Colors and fabric designs are subject to change.

Measurements: 15” x 14” x 9" - size varies

Care Instructions: To reshape your basket, dunk liberally into water, mold and re-shape to your liking, and air dry thoroughly. Avoid direct light for best color retention.

Materials: Vetiver grass, *product contains upcycled leather materials


* Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Artisan Organization: TradeAID International

Country: Bolgatanga, Ghana

Straw basket weaving is a common trade in northern Ghana, especially in the Upper East Region, where mostly women execute this incredible craft. The Handwoven African Market Baskets utilize a very intricate process –– it can take up to seven days to complete one basket!

Akugre Alebipoorum is one of TradeAID’s weavers. She is in her late sixties and lives in Sumbrungu, a suburb of Bolgatanga. Akugre has been weaving baskets for 20 years to earn enough income to care for herself and her family.  Thanks to TradeAID’s weaving center, she and her fellow weavers can now sit and do their weaving comfortably. And with the introduction of fair trade payments, she is able to save enough money in the rural bank so she can pay her children’s school fees, unlike how she was previously living, from hand to month.

Basket weaving with TradeAID has changed Akugre’s life and the lives of many other women in her community. And working with Globeln, which provides a steady stream of orders, enables her to continue to provide food for her children and meet all of her other needs.

Akugre loved seeing her photo (with the basket she made!) so much that she asked our photographer if she could have a copy for herself, which he happily supplied.

average rating 4.9 out of 5
Based on 56 reviews
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Reviewed by Crystal C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Love!

So happy with this basket it is huge and so well made.

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Reviewed by Mariann S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Beautiful basket

Do not have your heart set on a specific basket color combination because you will be disappointed. I ordered a basket in “assorted greens” and I would say that PINK is the color that stands out. The basket does arrive smashed and misshapen but it is an easy fix. I took it into the shower and wasn’t shy about spraying it- not soaking but definitely getting it wet. It is then easy to shape. I let it dry on the deck in the shade. Pictured is the basket I received vs the one I ordered

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Reviewed by Lynn Pressimone T.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Beautiful basket

We’ll made and sturdy! Lovely colors!

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Reviewed by Judith U.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Beautiful basket

The basket is very large. I can hold a lot of items. I use mine for yarn that I leave out by my desk.

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Reviewed by Bee
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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So nice

If you love baskets, you’ll enjoy!

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