L70-80cm x W44-54cm x H10-13cm
Veta Vera Grass
We’re delighted to announce the arrival of our beautiful handwoven baby changing baskets, ethically and carefully produced in Northern Ghana.
These ethical nursery accessories make the perfect eco baby gift and will transform any chest of drawers or floor space into a stylish changing area for your little one. Once the days of nappy changing are behind you, this flat woven basket can be put to use all over the home and nursery – repurpose your basket!
For the interior savvy and those who like to host, we also think this woven basket would make a fantastic serving tray at dinner parties or bring some natural texture to your coffee table!
The majority of the weavers who produce these baby baskets are men, having been taught the age-old art of basket weaving from their own mothers and fathers. Agricultural work is the mainstay of most weavers’ family incomes, but poor rainfall and drought makes life extremely challenging. Basket weaving, and producing these exquisite woven baskets, brings women and men the opportunity to earn a valuable second income.
Each changing basket takes around three days to weave, using a grass called veta vera which grows wild in Ghana and is remarkably sturdy when woven.
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
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*Pickup only (email me for alternative options eg. meeting points, markets, etc)