Pot Basket MENA
Pot-shaped baskets are ideal for arranging and storing stuff.
The small mouth of the basket will keep your stuff safe, be it balls of yarn, unfinished handiworks, or a collection of woollen socks. The basket has a woven handle. Having warm tones, it is a colorful addition in a northern home.
Dimensions: height 32 cm, bottom diameter 35 cm, mouth diameter 24cm
The basket is made of natural veta vera grass straw. 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.