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Handwoven Large Basket - Assorted Rainbow
Handwoven Large Basket - Assorted Rainbow
Handwoven Large Basket - Assorted Rainbow
$ 56.00

TradeAID International

Handwoven Large Basket - Assorted Rainbow

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 57 reviews

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.

Details

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

Materials: Vetiver grass, *product contains upcycled leather materials

Country of Origin: West Africa

*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.
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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 4.8 out of 5
Based on 57 reviews
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Reviewed by Janet A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Prettier than the picture!

This basket is beautiful! Much larger than I had thought it would be. The opening is 18" across. The colors are so rich, and the handle is wrapped with leather. It was easy to reshape by placing it in the bathtub and getting it wet, than reshaping and let dry.

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Reviewed by Becca P.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great Basket!

I bought 2 just so I could give my dad one who is in love with my baskets! Over the moon with them!

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Reviewed by Eve M.
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I don't recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Magnifique

TrèS beau panier seul bémol le transport, le pli qui a été fait pendant le transport ne reviendra jamais beaucoup trop imposant pour le panier donc donne un look un peut brisé du panier c’ est désolant surtout que les autres autres paniers qui sont aussi gros eux sont parfait mais pas celui-là??????

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Reviewed by Patricia r.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Hugh and beautiful

I haven't decided what it how I am using it but it's beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

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Reviewed by Michele Hannon P.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Prettier in person

Large basket, vibrant colors

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