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Handwoven African Market Basket - Surprise Me!
Handwoven African Market Basket - Surprise Me!

Handwoven African Market Basket - Surprise Me!

Rated 4.7 out of 5
14 Reviews

Market baskets are used traditionally in West Africa to carry produce to and from markets or farms. Because this is an upcycled product, colors and fabric designs are subject to change.

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

Care Instructions: To reshape your basket, spray lightly with water, shape and air dry thoroughly. Avoid direct light for best color retention.

Materials: Jute

*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 Amanda J.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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This was my first African basket

While I had all kinds of wonderful ideas of what to use my African baskets for, they are all currently being used by my two kittens. They are beautiful, and Ada & Grace clearly like playing with and sleeping in them ☺️

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Reviewed by Heidi H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Beautiful basket

I have several of these baskets now and I absolutely love them!!!!!

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Reviewed by Lea W.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Love this

I love baskets. This is a perfect size for harvesting the vegetable garden. Nice vibrant colors.

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Reviewed by Wendy H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Beautiful and practical

These baskets can be used for so many things AND add a pop of color to your home.

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Reviewed by Nancy K.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Beautiful

Such a colorful beautiful basket

So happy to have it and enjoy the artwork of another person

It smells so good and will be very functional in my home

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