Manzini Market Basket

Handcrafted in Ghana   |   25083
$82.00
In Stock

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This colorful and handwoven decorative basket 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. Due to handmade nature, size, shape, and color may vary. Grass handle. Dimensions: Approx. 16"h x 11 1/2"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!

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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...

Reviews

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Lojo
Jun 24, 2022  |  By Lois
Beautiful basket. So happy I bought.

CeaserParis
May 10, 2022  |  By BETTY LEE
Received a completely different basket. The pattern & colors are not as pictured. Very disappointed. Do not order if you want one as pictured in catalog.
Owner Response: We're sorry this basket was not as pictured. We try to explain that they vary in the text but understand that is easily missed and also that the variance can still be more than expected.

Perfect Gift!
Nov 24, 2021  |  By M Willett
Bought this for a friend's birthday, was a little unsure about sending a gift unseen. SERRV came through in flying colors! Basket is very generous in size with quality construction and beautiful coloring.

Beautiful!
Oct 2, 2021  |  By Beverly
This basket is absolutely beautiful. It's a little larger than I thought it would be but not a problem at all!!

Market Basket
Aug 4, 2021  |  By Clayton Martin
This basket is gorgeous! The colors are deep and crisp and the weave pattern is eye-catching. The basket is larger than I expected but that just makes it more versatile. When not being used as a shopping basket for market day, this basket would look great filled with a dried flower arrangement.

Such Beautiful Handiwork!
Nov 9, 2020  |  By Randi E. Goodman
This basket is even more stunning in real life than it is in the catalog or online! But please read the description carefully. Other purchasers did not, and they were disappointed. The baskets come flattened out, to make shipping easier. When you receive them, you have to dampen and reshape them yourself. This is not difficult. But other purchasers gave less than 5 star reviews because they missed this bit of information.

Love, love, love
Jul 31, 2019  |  By linda
This basket is much bigger than it seemed in the picture. Taller anyway. The colors are vibrant and it is very well made. Of course, the basket arrived folded but reshaping was very easy with the attached instructions. I couldn't be happier.

Different
Jun 8, 2019  |  By Shirley Carpenter
The basket I received does not look like the one pictured on your website. The shape is different and the design is different. Also, I did not like that it was folded in order to fit in the box and that I have to wet it in order to reshape it.

Excellent!
Apr 22, 2019  |  By Cornelia P Porter
The Manzini Market basket was beautiful and in pristine condition upon arrival. The box was incredibly sturdy and well sealed. Thank You! :)

Georgeous Basket
Apr 13, 2019  |  By Joan C Harris
This is a sturdy and beautifully made basket. I gave one to a friend for Christmas, and she absolutely loved it. I just bought one for myself.

Manzini Market Basket
Dec 8, 2018  |  By Joline Lee
This is a lovely basket but because of the way it was folded for shipping, it has been very very difficult for me to restore its shape. I feel this is asking too much of the customer and feel that folding it for shipping is not a good idea. Why not use a box to fit the basket???
Owner Response: We are sorry this has been a hassle for you, we try to publicize this information wherever we advertise these baskets but sometimes we miss a place. We recommend that you dampen the basket, reshape, and air dry. The baskets are shipped this way from Ghana, and if we put each basket in a separate box this would significantly increase our costs and our sales would decline, meaning we would no longer be able to support these rural weavers.

Superior Basket
Apr 21, 2018  |  By Linda
My nephew from Wash DC just called to tell me he received this gorgeous basket from Ghana for his birthday... and he was thrilled with it. He unpacked it and their tiger cat immediately jumped into it, hoping it was for him. My nephew is African - American and really appreciates the skills that go into making this basket. His family is happy that they will have it at home. This is a superior basket of beauty. Check out the photo... and then order one for a friend or yourself.