Handwoven in Ghana
This beautifully woven basket is made using durable elephant grass. Each basket features a contrasting rim and handle that is wrapped with soft, hand-dyed cow leather. Master weaver Tahiru owns a workshop in Bolga that is connected to his home. Having collaborated with high-end designers for a number of American companies, Tahiru is a skilled weaver who has taught both men and women to make Bolga baskets of a truly exceptional quality. His generous spirit and talent has allowed many impoverished farmers in the area to attain a sustainable way of living.
15" x 15"
About the Brand
Swahli was founded to help traditional African craft forms thrive. Artisans can earn a living from the comfort of home by doing creative work, so they have options beyond seeking work in cities. Through export, skills inherited through generations - sometimes with deep-rooted cultural significance - continue to bring meaning, stability and a sense of pride to entire communities. Crafting handmade products provides a particularly vital employment option for rural African women. The backbone of the family, rural women cook, clean, garden, care for the extended family and often shoulder the burden of paying school fees. Creating products from home around daily responsibilities empowers rural women as earners, while working together on orders brings communities together and highlights the power of teamwork. By following fair trade principles, Swahili offers their artisan partners across Africa the means to build stronger homes and communities by their own design.