“Community” Art Basket
Master weaver Mr John has woven local knowledge and meaning through symbols into this exquisitely handwoven basket. The house symbol depicts the rich tradition of the local housing which signifies the beauty of living together in community. I believe it’s what we are all seeking in one one or another and thus this basket’s story really felt like home to me.
A basket so great it is worthy of 10 cows! Jemima Akologo was the first to weave this type of basket in Bolgatanga, so it was named after her and her master skills. Jemima has taught and inspired many of the Baba Tree weavers with her innovative approach to traditional Gurunsi folklore.
Your purchase of this artisan basket assists us to continue ethical employment with this cooperative and promotes artisan innovation and entrepreneurship.
HANDMADE IN GHANA: By Mr John Akurigo in Bolgatanga, Ghana. Bettina the A4D Founder worked on the ground with these incredible weavers for 2 years and continues to work with them remotely from her now base in Noosa Heads.
FEATURES + DETAILS:
Materials: Natural Veta Vera grass
Dimensions: W 48cm x H 50cm approximately. As is the nature of made by hand.. these measurements will change between each basket by a few cm.
STYLING IDEAS: An art sculpture in its own right, alternatively the Jemima 10 Cows basket is also the perfect woven vessel for your foliage finds from the garden and fresh flowers. Insert a glass jar into the neck of the vase and sit it on the base on the basket and you have yourself a woven vase.