Shopping Basket LILLA
Do you enjoy going to the market in the morning in order to get your hands on all the fresh greens? Or are you looking for a comfy basket to bring all your homegrown tomatoes and onions from the cottage to the city? The Shopping Basket is your ideal companion, as it can bear even the heaviest of garden goods.
This basket woven out of natural Elephant grass has a wide bottom, and is also durable thanks to its goatskin handles. The basket is also ideal for storing vegetables at home – it adds African colors and feelings into your kitchen!
Dimensions of small-sized basket: width 35 cm, height (with handle) 37 cm
Dimensions of medium-sized basket: width 37 cm, height (with handle) 43 cm
Dimensions of large-sized basket: width 42 cm, height (with handle) 43 cm
The basket is made of natural veta vera grass straw, handles are covered with goatskin. Avoid long-time use in humid conditions. Should the basket loose its shape, hydrate it lightly, and restore its initial form. Allow it to dry in a well-ventilated room. Colors may fade in contact with direct sunlight. Caution – this product may splinter!
The Yen Pang Basket Weavers cooperation was established in 2014 in the Kongo village of northern Ghana, when Mondo offered the village women an opportunity to learn basket weaving. Having initially started off under a mango tree with eight women, the cooperation has now doubled in size, and has a small facility which was renovated with the help of Mondo. About half of the weavers are widowers, whose position in the society is low, and most of the women are illiterate. Weaving baskets offers them an important additional income after small farming. During fall 2014, Triin Kordemets was in the Kongo village as a volunteering designer, and a year later Anne-Liis Leht did the same, and their cooperation with the local artisans has led to the creation of the baskets being sold here.