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

Handwoven Teardrop Basket - Assorted Purple

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 67 reviews
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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


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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 4.7 out of 5
Based on 67 reviews
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Reviewed by Christa W.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Beautiful!

These baskets are beautiful and very sturdy. Very easy to re shape. They are very large and can be used for anything. You will not be disappointed! I plan to buy more ;)

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Reviewed by Toni W.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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teardrop basket

It's beautiful. Family was here for the holidays and they all want one.

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Reviewed by Judith U.
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I recommend this product
Rated 3 out of 5
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Nice basket

The basket I received was not as colorful as the one that was pictured. However, it is a very well made basket.

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Reviewed by Sarah H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Such a pretty catch all bin

I have been using this basket to hold my extra blankets in the living room after I cleared out my kids stuff from it. It is such a gorgeous and well made basket.

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Reviewed by Carrie A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Good price and it is delivered

This sale item was priced well and as it wasn't ceramic, it made the journey in one piece. The other items were packed inside, so they were ok, also

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