*Available for Pre-Order. Delivery mid-late October.
These skillfully crafted one-of-a-kind baskets are handwoven by men and women in the town of Bolgatanga, West Ghana. Choosing, splitting and rolling the straw for one wave basket takes one entire day. It takes another half day to dye the straw, and four to five days to actually weave the basket.
Perfect for storage in any room, the baskets are woven in a sophisticated beige and black stripe to form a "wave" effect that is unique and beautiful.
Diameter: approx. 18" / 47cm
Height: approx. 11" / 28cm
Backstory: The Baba Tree Basket Company Ltd. is an authentic gateway to the finest Bolgatanga market baskets of their kind. They aspire to a new model of ethical business that sees all of us as partners in an unfolding global transformation. Every day dozens, sometimes hundreds, of weavers— men, women, children and students— arrive at The Baba Tree compound to conduct business, work and discuss village issues. In the shade of the Baobab Tree these weavers who have been left out of the industry’s equation for over forty years, receive the highest price available for a basket in Bolgatanga in exchange for the finest handmade product of its type from the region. “It’s about doing business that brings honour to all involved," says founder, Gregory MacCarthy.