Handwoven Teardrop Basket - Assorted Purple
Handwoven Teardrop Basket - Assorted Purple
Handwoven Teardrop Basket - Assorted Purple

Handwoven Teardrop Basket - Assorted Purple

Rated 4.6 out of 5
24 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: 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

BUY A SET OF 2 AND GET $11 OFF!

*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 4.6 out of 5
Based on 24 reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Bigger than anticipated

I saw the picture of the crafter holding the basket and it looked big there but I honestly thought it would be much smaller! It wasn't! I had also overlooked that the handle would be leather - and though I'm vegan, the upcycling doesnt really bother me. I dont have a bathtub, but gave it a quick cold shower and reshaping fell right into place. I love the color/pattern I was sent and anticipate loving this item for a long time!

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Rated 3 out of 5
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Handwoven Teardrop basket assorted purple

The basket is great but the colors are not what I ordered. It is orange, teal and black colored, no purple at all. If you give a choice, you should be sending that choice.

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GlobeIn

Hi Virginia! Please feel free to reach out to support@globein.com to inquire about an exchange as it sounds like you may have received a basket that does not fit the description.

Rated 5 out of 5
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Teardrop Basket

I would definitely recommend this product. It is beautiful, well made and though misshapen when it arrived it took seconds in warm water to reshape.❤️

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Rated 5 out of 5
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5 Stars

I went to the islands and bought some baskets that were hand made and these baskets are just as good and very colorful. Good product

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Rated 5 out of 5
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5 Stars

This is the most beautiful item I have received , by far my favorite

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