Detsi Round Bolga Market Basket

£55

This roomy basket by The Basket Room, is woven in the traditional Ghanaian bolga basket style. Use yours for market trips or picnics, or as a stylish and versatile solution to home storage. Fill with kindling, blankets and toys.

Made from ethically-sourced Veta Vera Grass in Northern Ghana; the grass is robust, producing durable, sustainable baskets. The grass is hand-rolled before being woven by a skilled member of a partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana. Grasses grow locally and are picked from the tip, leaving the root to continue to grow.

The Basket Room is Fairtrade brand, working with small craft collectives in Africa.

Agricultural work is the basis of most weavers’ incomes, but prolific drought makes it increasingly difficult for families to make ends meet. Basket weaving brings these artisans the opportunity to earn a valuable second income that’s flexible and fair.

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