Multicoloured Oblong Bicycle Basket from Ghana

£55.00

 

This fun and colourful bike basket is hand woven by skilled weavers in small cooperatives in Ghana. The pink, orange, turquoise and black pattern makes these stunning baskets a stylish and practical accessory for any cyclist. Great for carrying essentials on a shopping trip or picnic, they attach to handlebars with two leather straps. They make a lovely gift and could also be used as eye-catching storage when attached to a towel rail, banister or cot.

Measurements:
Width: 42cm
Depth: 26cm
Height: 30cm

Material:
Veta Vera Grass & Leather

Delivery:
£3.95

SKU: K/BB0104 Category:

Multicoloured Oblong Bicycle Basket from Ghana

Express delivery (1-2 working days) is available at checkout for an extra £5.
If you wish to return an item, please let us know as soon as possible and send it back to us within 14 days of receipt.

Because all our baskets are handmade from natural materials there may be some variation in size and colour. If you need to fit a specific space, please contact us to check measurements.

These fun bicycle baskets are hand woven from indigenous veta vera grass, or Elephant Grass, which is harvested, split, hand-rolled and dyed in boiling water. It is then made into these colourful baskets by weavers in cooperatives in Northern Ghana where the skill is passed down the generations. Each bike basket can take up to three days to make.

Most of the weavers are also arable and livestock farmers so basket weaving provides a valuable extra income in unpredictable weather and the dry season, helping families meet their basic living costs.