HANDWOVEN FAIR-TRADE AUTHENTIC AFRICAN SHOULDER BASKET
Each basket is completely unique and the leather tag inside is personally signed by weaver. Made with wild-harvested Savannah grass.
Please note that given the unique handcrafted nature of each basket, there are no two alike. Colors and patterns will vary.
Dimensions: height of 12 inches, width of 9 inches, depth of 10 inches
Alaffia shoulder baskets are used traditionally in Togo, West Africa to hold coins awarded to ceremonial dancers. Members of Alafa basket cooperatives receive fair wages and health care for their families in return for indigenous skills and knowledge. This exchange empowers West African communities and preserves cultural heritage.
These baskets are sustainable and handcrafted works of art. The wild-harvested savanna grass used to weave them is biodegradable, drought-tolerant, and thrives in degraded soils.
Care & Use: To reshape your basket, spray lightly with water, shape and air dry thoroughly. Avoid direct light for best color retention