Where are the baskets from?
Our local weavers from Ghana (Bolgatanga) produce these baskets. When you buy a basket, you also support the local families and community. We love Ghana, it's people and the culture and we are happy to help them in several ways to make a difference.
What are the baskets made of?
The baskets are woven from elephant grass. You see it everywhere around and it's a typical African product. For generations now the weavers learned the techniques of processing the grass and turn it into something beautiful.
The baskets are very strong and flexible. The different coloures come from natural dyes, made from plants and minerals. Sometimes they also use non-toxic fabric dyes. The handles of the baskets are covered with goat-leather.
What if my basket is out of shape?
We always shape the baskets before sending, but sometimes they can get ut of shape in the mail. Shaping is fast and easy. The best way is to wet the areas that need fixing. use hot water and place on a flat surface. Use your hands to mold the basket in a better shape and let it dry.