These colorful baskets come from Ghana and are traditionally made by hand.
Due to the material used - elephant grass - the baskets are particularly stable and robust.
Kenkia is a word in Gurune, the local language of the Gurunsi who live in and around Bolgatanga in the Upper East region of Ghana. Kenkia is a large gourd that was traditionally used to carry water.
A masterpiece of weaving, this bulbous basket is difficult to make despite its simple design. It takes a skilled craftsman to master the proportions so elegantly.
The incredibly talented weavers in Ghana are paid fairly and receive a commission for each basket sold. In this way, traditional local craftsmanship is not only preserved, but also sustainably promoted.
Dimensions: height 50 cm, diameter 50 cmOrigin: GhanaMaterial: elephant grassNice to know: each piece is a unique Fair Trade item
All products are original, unique and handmade. No two items are exactly alike and because of this there may be variations in color, size and condition.
Water does not harm the basket. In fact, you can reshape the basket by submerging it completely in water and letting it dry in the sun. Small shipping dents can be fixed by submerging the basket in water and reshaping it.
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