Beautiful hand-woven African Baskets – Harvest Shopping, medium, is 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, Africa.
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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 Harvest Shopping Basket is perfect for carrying items or, using as an attractive and visible storage container.
The specialized weaving process makes these baskets strong and flexible. Wetting baskets, by placing in warm water, will re-hydrate the fibers making the basket stronger and lengthening the life of it. Approximately 14 by 7 by 6 inches plus handles add height. Baskets are hand made and so sizes and colors vary. One, fairly traded, medium African Harvest Shopping Basket in assorted colors.