Hand Woven Tamale Moses Basket
SPECIAL PRICE Reduced to £125 from £169 RRP
This ethically-produced Tamale moses basket has a bold, black diamond design, a mattress and soft black carry handles made from sustainably-sourced goat’s leather. It is the ultimate ethical baby gift, and a stylish addition to any nursery.
The weavers who produce these Moses baskets work as part of a talented weaving co-operative in Northern Ghana. The majority of these weavers are men having been taught the age-old art of basket weaving from their own mothers and fathers. Agricultural work is the basis of most weavers’ incomes, but prolific drought makes it increasingly difficult for families to make ends meet. Basket weaving, and producing these exquisite woven Moses baskets, empowers women and men with the opportunity to earn a valuable second income. Each Moses basket takes around three days to complete, using veta vera grass (also known as ‘elephant grass’) which grows wild in Ghana and produces wonderfully balanced and sturdy basketry.
Material: Veta Vera Grass & Leather
Dimensions: L:80cm x W:43cm x H:25cm (at hood) approx
It must be noted that these baskets are not carrying devices and should only be used on the floor or on a flat surface when baby is inside.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE AND HANDMADE IN GHANA