Baskets available are in order 1 through 9. Note the colour in basket # 9 is actually a dark, dark blue that looks black in certain lighting. Please select accordingly. Note some baskets are “formed”, some are not, but they are easy to reshape. See instructions below.
Woven by hand in Bolgatanga, northern Ghana, Africa, from hand-split and hand-twisted elephant grass. Uses for baskets are unlimited: shopping, toy chest, shoe storage, newspapers/magazines, towels or a recycling bin. Very durable. As these baskets are handmade, some slight variations in size and colour occur.
Weaver's choice (random colours) available at Vancouver FolkFest and Vancouver Christmas Market, and occasionally online too.
To reform any "dents" in your basket, moisten (in the shower for 30 seconds, or dipped in water) and then reshape.
Azo-free dyes; goat leather handle.
16" (40cm) diameter (can range from 15.5 to 17”)
Baskets are shipped flattened to save on shipping costs. There are some great videos on how to reform baskets. Watch here.
TRADE AID Integrated, Ghana
TradeAID Integrated seeks to help the productive poor to create and manage viable ventures for sustained poverty reduction and wealth creation.
TradeAID Integrated was formed in 2000 to contribute to poverty reduction efforts in northern Ghana using the approach of enterprise development. Northern Ghana has the highest poverty rates in the country, but the area lacks institutional support for the informal sector which could play a role in reducing poverty. TradeAID thus works to respond to this need.
TradeAID Integrated focuses on enterprise development to support sustainable and vibrant indigenous livelihoods for the poor. This approach is based on our belief in the power of entrepreneurship to create wealth. Our strategy is built on the four principle components of: Market Access, Business Services, Financial Services and Business Advocacy.
Since the inception of the organisation, it has designed and implemented a number of projects aimed at contributing to the poverty reduction efforts of the Government of Ghana. Among these projects include a five year integrated livelihood project funded by Oxfam GB, a Sustaining Rural Livelihood Project funded by Canadian Feed The Children, a Basket Weavers Support Project, micro-credit lending and financial services, livestock and farm inputs, and much more. WFTO member.
Occasionally, we stock African Market baskets and hats for festivals and such - love them! FTF member.