Grasslands Mini Basket

Handcrafted in Ghana   |   25099
$42.00
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Ideal for storage, carriage, or colorful decor, this miniature woven basket from Bolgatanga makes an extraordinary impact. Women weavers in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana are earning a sustainable income as they craft these distinctive elephant grass baskets using traditional techniques, patterns, and colors. Makes a great handmade gift basket! Due to handmade nature, size, shape, and color vary. Height listed includes handle, leather-wrapped. Dimensions: 10 1/2"h x 9"dia.

Reshaping Your Bolgatanga Basket: Our artisan partners fold this basket in order to ship more efficiently. To remove creases and restore its shape, dampen basket with a spray bottle or other water source, or by submerging in water for 1 minute. Let it rest for 5 minutes to allow grass to absorb the moisture and become pliable. Bend and press the basket into shape - don't worry, it won't break. Allow it to air dry before use and enjoy your beautiful handwoven basket from Ghana!

PERSONAL ORDERS
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Basket Weavers in Ghana

About the Artisan

Your purchase supports the indigenous livelihoods of Ghana's poorest residents, empowering them to earn a sustainable income through entrepreneurship and export of their crafts.

Since 2006, SERRV International has partnered with basket weavers in Ghana, providing a long-term trading partnership and interest-free advance payment for our orders. Through sales of their products, more than 940 basket makers from 17 different communities near the city of Bolgatanga receive a fair... Read more...

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Love this basket!
Feb 4, 2022  |  By Sharon Newlin
As advertised, this basket arrived somewhat flattened, but it only took a moments dunking in the sink to make it pliable enough to reshape. Beautifully made, vibrant colors, great fun to shape. Made it feel more personal!

Love
Jan 4, 2022  |  By Cathleen Becskehazy
With own several of these baskets, in various sizes, and I give them as gifts.
All I have to say is I love them for their quality and utilitarianism..

Beautiful basket
Dec 29, 2021  |  By Jamie Eymann
This Basket is so Beautiful and made with care and pride!
A work of Art!

Beautiful
Nov 3, 2021  |  By Ellen H. Masterson
I ordered one of these baskets to check it out before deciding on whether to give it as gifts. Just ordered 4 more! It's a wonderful size for all sorts of uses -- from bread basket to odds & ends to knitting supplies. I can think of hundreds of things I will use it for -- I'm keeping one for myself!

Sweet Small basket!
Apr 3, 2021  |  By Dora Elaine Tiller
This basket is vibrant in the blues and greens and a lovely shape. It was much easier to water down and reshape than the larger baskets. Easier on my hands. A very nice decorative basket.

Beautiful basket, poorly packed
Feb 14, 2021  |  By Randy Meg Kammer
This is a beautiful basket, however, someone squished it for packing and I am unable to get the basket reshaped to its original shape. I still use it but it is lopsided
Owner Response: Please try to dampen it and reshape it, we hope that helps!

Disappointed
Jan 13, 2021  |  By Carol Lake
This season I wanted to use my gift money for a good cause and chose a basket and napkins as past of a housewarming/ Christmas present. I was disappointed when the package arrived and the basket was crushed deliberately to fit in a small box! I'm still trying to get the basket into its correct shape!! If you weren't a charitable organization, I would demand my money back! Napkins are lovely. I was planning on ordering more baskets for my home and others. I won't unless you guarantee they would arrive in correct shape. So disappointed!
Owner Response: We're sorry this was a frustration for you. We try to be upfront about how these are shipped by including that information on our website and in our catalog, and enclosing a card with each basket to explain how to reshape them by making them wet. If they were not smushed for more efficient shipping, the price would be significantly higher and we're concerned they would no longer be purchased, and we really want to support these basket weavers with employment.

Love this
Dec 30, 2020  |  By Kathleen Varnam
I love this little basket and keep it on a shelf on my bedside table. It holds things I might need or want during the night. After dipping it in a bucket of water for the specified time, it was easy to mold. The colors are beautiful!

Shipping issue
Dec 30, 2019  |  By Elaine
The basket is beautiful. It is a shame that you bent it to pack it! I read your directions and followed them to reshape the basket, but it will never be the correct shape again. Too bad you don't respect their work enough to ship baskets in a box that is the correct size. Very disappointed.
Owner Response: Hello we are very sorry for your disappointment and trouble. The weavers in Ghana actually pack the baskets tightly like this for international shipping - this saves us a significant amount of money on shipping so that we are able to offer these baskets at a more affordable price, and also saving space in shipping helps lower our environmental impact.

Beautiful, sizeable
Oct 24, 2019  |  By Michal
This is my third basket of this type. Each one is beautiful and excellent quality. This particular example is bigger that I expected, big enough for a bag of onions or quite a few potatoes, with room to spare. It would help if your photos included items for size comparison.

Grasslands Basket
Oct 13, 2019  |  By Stephanie Hill
LOVE the basket. It's small enough to fit on my dresser and brightens up a dull corner. It's also sturdy enough to carry things. The handle is great.

Larger than expected
Oct 13, 2019  |  By Michal
Absolutely beautiful, excellent quality, and quite a bit larger than it appears in the photos. It could easily store a full bag of onions, with room to spare for some potatoes. It would be useful if your photos would include items for size comparison.

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Blue and Green Basket
Oct 6, 2019  |  By Carole R. Fontaine
I love this happy little basket! It is beautifully made, and the substantial leather handle is a plus. Just the right size for traipsing things from one side table to bed, and back. Not big enough to hold 3 cats, though. For that, you need the bigger market basket, and they love it.