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Handwoven African Market Basket - Assorted Orange

Handwoven African Market Basket - Assorted Orange

Rated 4.8 out of 5
12 Reviews

These one-of-a-kind, multicolored baskets will hold all of your cherished goods in style –– from groceries to throw blankets to pillows to plants, your imagination is the limit! Market baskets are traditionally used in West Africa to carry produce to and from markets or farms. Woven in an array of bright hues and patterns –– all decided by the artisans who weave them –– each basket is unique and carries deep cultural and spiritual meaning. Please note that you will be receiving one basket out of an assorted color and design collection.

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Details

Measurements: Approximately 15” x 14” x 9" (exact size varies due to the handmade nature of this product)

Materials: Vetiver grass with upcycled leather handle

**Contains upcycled leather product. Not vegan-friendly.

Care Instructions: To reshape your basket, dunk liberally into water, mold and re-shape to your liking. Air dry thoroughly. Avoid direct light for best color retention.

*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 4.8 out of 5
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Reviewed by Susan B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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I just love these baskets. I thought at first they were a little pricy. I was wrong. The quality is there. They are well made. I am in love with them I will be buying more. I couldn't be happier.

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Reviewed by Chris W.
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5 Stars

Love this basket! This is the "mini" one ...

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Reviewed by Kathrine G.
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Rated 4 out of 5
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4 Stars

I Love the basket, but unfortunately it arrives really squished and out of shape. Packed in same box with my monthly shipment box which was too tight a fit. Not certain how to 'fix' it.

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Reviewed by Christina P.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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5 Stars

Love it. Had to put in tub of water to mold back into shape. It’s beautiful and very well made. Such talent

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Reviewed by Karen S.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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5 Stars

Love the baskets. Saved my credits to order a set. One for me and one for my daughter. Toughest decision was which one to give her. I wanted to keep them both... Just another example of the amazing items Globe In has available. This company seems to be able to find the most beautiful items and offer them to those of us who would never know they were out there...Love the impact I can help with just by belonging.

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