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Beautiful hand-woven African Baskets are all natural baskets made from the local ‘elephant grass’. The grass grows wild and is harvested, dried into straw and then woven by the women of the village. The men tan the goat hides and work the leather onto the handles. They are made in the historic village of Bolgatanga, Ghana. The artisans are mainly farm families who supplement their income by making and selling baskets. The leather covered handle and the tight weave of the African Basket adds to it’s strength. The Fair Trade African Basket is perfect for the farmers market, carrying items or, using as an attractive and visible storage container.
The specialized weaving process makes these baskets strong and flexible. Wetting by placing basket in warm water will re-hydrate the fibers making the basket stronger and lengthening the life of it. You can also wet the baskets to re-shape them.
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Approximately 10-12 inches in diameter at the top of the basket and about 5-7 inches tall. The African Fruit Baskets’ sizes, colors and designs vary greatly and so please understand that we will give you the one that looks the best at the time you place your order but it will only be similar to the baskets in the photo. One, Fair Trade, Fruit Basket, assorted designs and colors.