You will receive a basket of similar, natural straw hues to this one pictured, but please keep in mind every basket is uniquely handwoven and differs in design. In the Bolgatanga area of Ghana, these baskets are traditionally used for carrying goods to and from the market. Weavers in the region use the abundant Veta vera grass to weave these incredibly hardy, useful baskets. Easily reshape your basket by quickly submerging in water, reshape by hand and hang to dry.
“Fair Trade Gifts and Home Decor” ships baskets that are fully shaped within the Continental United States, and nearly identical to the one pictured.
“Fair Trade Gifts and Home Decor” is supplied by weavers in Ghana, West Africa, who create these 14-16 inches Across X 9-11 inches Tall (plus handles)
“Fair Trade Gifts and Home Decor” is a certified member of the Fair Trade Federation Member- order from “Fair Trade Gifts and Home Decor” to be assured of a Fair Trade, Handmade Basket from Ghana.
This dye free basket is woven of natural grass. When young, the grass has more of a fresh spring green tint, resulting in light green variations after the grass has been harvested and dried. As the grass matures, it takes on a more golden tone. The basket you receive will include varying rangers of pale golden-green to a rich gold.
Shipments outside of the Continental United States, and Military Mail (APO, FPO, DPO) will receive ‘flattened’ baskets. Reshaping instructions will be included.