Mini African Market Basket - Assorted
Mini African Market Basket - Assorted
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Mini African Market Basket - Assorted

Rated 4.7 out of 5
10 Reviews

This mini market basket is used traditionally in Togo, West Africa to carry produce to and from markets or farms. Members of Alaffia basket cooperatives receive fair wages and health care for their families in return for indigenous skills and knowledge. This exchange empowers West African communities and preserves cultural heritage.

*Because this is an upcycled product, colors and fabric designs are subject to change.

Measurements: 9” x 7” x 5”

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: Jute

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*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 jessica g.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Great

I love my market basket it's small and cute . Only issue is I selected assorted blue and I received a neutral and green basket .

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Reviewed by Babette D.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Good size

Craftsmanship is excellent

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Reviewed by Crystal P.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Lovely

Beautiful...my first basket!

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Reviewed by Erica H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Cute little basket

Super cute basket. Easy to shape. I have it in my home office holding odds and ends but so versatile it could be used anywhere. Very impressed with vibrancy of colors and craftmenship

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Reviewed by Jessi H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Adorable and well made baskets

These are great baskets for storing items on table tops and counters. I use one of mine to store teas. They are surprise colors and they may vary slightly in size as they are hand made, which makes them all the more special!

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