Fair-trade sourced and hand-woven in Africa in the traditional Ghanaian style, these classic market baskets are made from sweet-smelling, sustainably harvested elephant grass. With a leather-wrapped handle and a generous flat bottom, these are a favorite stylish corraller with infinite uses. While these sure do look + perform great picking up that CSA or cruising the market, Foundry Family members use them around the house for: corralling newspapers and periodicals, keeping throws and blankets close at hand, scooping up toys at the end of a melee day, to hold leashes and pup accoutrements by the door, as a trug in the garden, as a receptacle for shoes by the door...basically these generous shoppers are just the trick for anything (and everything) that needs to be contained. Since these are hand-made, exact weaving patterns and handle colors vary, if you have something specific in mind, get in touch!
Take care: These baskets are made to be used and loved. They can take a...mauling and keep on hauling. If your basket somehow gets misshapen, it's easy to re-form it. Simply submerge the basket in water (keeping the leather handle above the water line) 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.