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African Handwoven Pet Bed - Assorted Large
African Handwoven Pet Bed - Assorted Large
African Handwoven Pet Bed - Assorted Large
African Handwoven Pet Bed - Assorted Large
African Handwoven Pet Bed - Assorted Large

African Handwoven Pet Bed - Assorted Large

Rated 4.7 out of 5
3 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.

Measurements: 27" x 17" x 12" - 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

*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.

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Reviewed by Dawn H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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It is beautiful but won't hold its shape,

This a a beautiful bed, however from shipping it lost its shape and I haven't been able to reshape it. Other than that, it is beautiful and both my cats and small dog enjoy it.

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GlobeIn

Thanks for the review! If you haven't tried this already, you should be able to reshape it by spraying it with water then placing something in it to keep the shape as it dries.

Reviewed by Lisa C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Beautiful

I love this! It fits my border collie mix perfectly. The structure is sturdy and great quality.

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Reviewed by Sharon H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Basket was much better than pictured

From the picture on the website I wasn’t sure about ordering this. Orange and yellow are some of my least favorite colors. They are assorted colors and I really liked the one I received. It was a neutral color. Only one of my three dogs has actually gotten in it so far though-guess it’s a work in progress.

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