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Maven's Market Basket

Rated 4.7 out of 5
25 Reviews

Add this GlobeIn exclusive Market Basket to your collection!

Details

Measurements: 11" H (7" H without handles), 8" D top, 6" D bottom

Materials: Elephant grass

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.

Country of Origin: Ghana

*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
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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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Market basket

Love the colorful design. Can only imagine the hours of work put into making thia beauty

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Reviewed by Diana B.
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Rated 3 out of 5
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Glass glasses

They were cute and look nice on a tray with food.

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Reviewed by Lucille D.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Beautiful

This basket is more beautiful in person.I have it on my nightstand in my bedroom. Perfect for hiding my tv remote and such while looking as a decorative piece.

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Reviewed by Fabricia Rutila V.
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Lovely!

I hope it holds up better than the one it’s replacing!😁

Beautiful colors, and a very practical size.

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Reviewed by JoAnn n.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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A Spot of color in my new apt.

Having just moved from an apartment where I could paint my walls any color, to one where I am not allowed to paint the walls, this basket provides a wonderful spot of color along with my quilts on the walls. I really love the bright colors.

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