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Woven Worldwide

Ghana Independence Woven Basket

Regular price $90.00 CAD
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STORY

Handcrafted in small batches, using traditional weaving techniques, our stunning Independent Basket was inspired by Ghana's Independence Day and makes a great choice for towel storage in the bedroom, walk-in closet, or bathroom.

Each row of African cowry shells is connected into the elephant grass at a clockwise border with 3 inch handles to ensure premium durability and lasting quality. 

The Independence Baskets are crafted by a male weaver in our design workshop in Accra, Ghana, who has learned this skillset from his mother and other matriarchal figures during his childhood. Ancestral weaving skills have been passed forward from generation to generation. Handwoven from a sustainably sourced, durable fiber, this basket takes roughly 3 days to complete. 

    Materials

    Elephant grass - organic material with authentic reed colour variations.
    Cowry shells.

    Dimensions

    Medium: 12" W x 13" H

    Care

    Care

    Your Woven Worldwide item will maintain its handcrafted qualities if it is not directly exposed to damp or wet environments and is stored inside its cloth case when not in use. Repeated contact with water will cause the appearance of the woven product (whether it is in its authentic reed or pigmented) to experience discolouration. Prolonged pressure from heavy objects will cause the shape of the product to be distorted. It is best to limit the exposure of such elements to preserve the authentic look and feel of your product.

    When using cosmetics, perfumes or any alcohol-based solutions such as hand sanitizers, please take time to be sure that they are dry on your skin before engaging with Woven Worldwide products.

    There are sometimes tone variations in the colour of the reed and this is a natural feature due to when the grass was harvested and its maturity that should not be considered imperfections.

    For any further questions, we invite you to send us an email, where our team will be delighted to assist you with your questions.

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    Origin, Sustainability, Shipping & Returns

    Origin

    We work with farmers, Artisans, and retailers to develop a value chain in which human rights are respected, contributing to the United Nations Objectives of Sustainable Development. Please read how we engage with the SDGs.

    Made in Ghana.

    Sustainability & Environment

    We partner with farmers to harvest our renewable materials. By using fast-growing, renewable materials like elephant grass in this product, we avoid using fossil or finite materials.

    Our elephant grass is harvested from living sources that can be regenerated at the same rate at which they are used for production.

    Shipping

    Please read our Shipping Policy.

    Exchanges & Returns

    Please read our Exchange & Return Policy

    • How We Work

      78% of our Artisan partnerships are with women who are often caregivers of small children. Slow fashion allows for a more flexible, small-batch model for the makers and honours craftsmanship at the core. Not placing pressure on our Partners offers the freedom of choice. The freedom for grandmothers, mothers, aunts & friends to create their own paycheque each week. Artisans weave communally and decide how many orders they can craft for Woven Worldwide and how often per week.

    • Visual Content

      With Artisan permission, we will be providing more behind-the-scenes content so you can be connected to our production where you will hear rich laughter, stories, music & reeds knocking. When you engage with our product, you interact with 5-14 days of an Artisan's life wrapped in product form.

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