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Set of 2 Tall Handwoven Barrel Storage Baskets, Elephant Grass, Fair Trade & Eco-Friendly

$232.00
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These handwoven storage baskets are designed to be useful in any room of the home. 

Weavers in Northern Ghana are world-renowned for crafting exquisite baskets from a tough grass grown south near Kumasi. Known as veta vera, or elephant grass, this all-natural craft material yields baskets that are easily shaped with a little water, and serve beautifully for years. To create this set of decorative baskets, weavers took on the challenge of creating barrel-shaped silhouettes. Their mastery at increasing and decreasing rows is showcased in these short-run works of functional art.

Because these are handcrafted items, shapes will vary.

Dimensions:
Large: 13"L x 13"W x 15"H
Small: 9"L x 9"W x 11"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass

Made in: Ghana

Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly. 

 

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Member of The Fair Trade Association. Providing fair payment to workers in developing nations, educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement ensuring the rights of children, developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment. 

Lends over 33 million pounds yearly to both producers in developing nations and the buyers who distribute their goods worldwide.

They provide business training to marginalized producers, furthering the sustainability of cooperative investments. Working with producers across Africa who value their natural environment and employ sustainable methods of production. Artisans are required to abide by local and export regulations governing the legal harvest of hardwoods to ensure compliance with U.S. import standards and to uphold proper management of their local forest resources. Artisans are encouraged to utilize materials fully by converting scraps into salable products Artisans are encouraged to utilize recycled, reclaimed and highly renewable materials in product design, and to isolate new sources of low-cost materials. 

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IMPACT:

  • Fair Trade
  • Sustainability
  • Socio-Economic
  • Business Training to Marginalized Producers
  • Eco-Friendly
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