Fair-trade sourced and hand-woven in Ghana in the traditional style, these cheery, sturdy baskets are made from sweet-smelling, sustainably harvested elephant grass, a time-honored material that Ghanaian artisans have used to make baskets for centuries. With two hardy side handles and a generous flat bottom, these are a favorite stylish corraller with infinite uses. Shoes, blankets, towels, laundry, toys, babies, kittens, puppies, OTHER BASKETS...you name it, this stores it. We usually use this basket sitting on the floor-because it looks so darn lovely doing it-but it is seriously rugged and can be lifted and toted at will.
Take care: These baskets are made to be used and loved. They can take a...mauling and keep on hauling. If your basket gets misshapen, it's easy to re-form it. Simply submerge the basket in water for 5-10 minutes (at which point the sweet smell of the grass will waft around you, a nice side effect), remove, reshape, and let dry completely on a towel.
17" around x 11" tall (though these baskets are hand made and there may be slight variations).