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Handwoven these unique baskets are made with dried elephant grass and leather strapped handles.
Elephant grass grows surrounding water holes in the Sahel region of west Africa.
The strong slender leaves are harvested seasonally by the Fra Fra people of northern Ghana, then soaked and stretched to produce a fine supple and extra strong fibre.
Your purchase of this item helps to maintain the time- honoured craft of weaving, while continuing a long-existing fair trade relationship with these people.
May be soaked in water and re-shaped as desired.
Ethically sourced Northern Ghana
Measurements are approximate as each are individually woven and small variances result
Height to top of basket: 28cm tall
Width across top opening section: 45cm
Diametre across circular base: 25cm
Short Handled: 14 to 16cm gap from top of basket to top of leather handle
Long Handled: 36 to 38cm gap from top of basket to top of leather handle