Where are our baskets made?
We work with the local Ghanaian weavers and co-operatives in Bolgatanga and surrounding villages in the Upper East Region of Ghana to produce our beautiful Moses baskets.
By buying a basket you are supporting the weavers, their families and communities, by creating an income and preserving the fine art of basket weaving.
Ghana as our point of import was an easy choice as it is the home to so many highly skilled artisans. Combining the uniqueness of the product, with the social development aspect, made it a no brainer for us. We are extremely passionate about making positive differences in people’s lives and giving them a hand up, not a hand out.
What are our baskets made out of?
The baskets are woven from elephant grass, which grows abundantly in this region of sub-Saharan Africa. The tough nature of the elephant grass, together with the skilful weaving technique of the artisans, passed from generation to generation, makes these individually woven baskets strong, durable and flexible.
The majority of the grass is hand-dyed using traditional natural dyes made from plants and minerals as well as non-toxic fabric dyes to achieve contemporary colours. The natural grass is boiled in the dyes in cast iron or aluminium vats before being sundried.
The handles of the baskets are covered with cured leather for reinforcement.
How do you reshape your Moses or Marketa basket?
We have shaped your Moses Basket for you prior to shipping, sometimes during the transportation process, they may bend a tiny bit out of shape. To straighten your basket, simply wet the area and mold back into shape with your hands, then let dry in the sun or indoors under a fan.
Please refer to Marketa Reshaping info here.
Do we ship internationally?
International Customs + Duty Taxes
International orders may be subject to local charges. Any customs or import duties and associated fees are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. The recipient of the parcel must pay these charges. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so please contact your local customs office for further information.
Do you offer wholesale?
At this stage, our products are only offered for retail sale.