ROUND BASKET HARMATTAN RED
This lightweight and comfortable basket is made for picking berries or mushrooms. During other times, the basket finds use at home, storing vegetables, balls of yarn, or woolen socks, which otherwise tend to lose their brothers.
Goatskin makes the handle durable, and the basket is easy to carry around.
Dimensions on the medium-sized basket: height (with handle) 30 cm, diameter 29 cm
Dimensions on the large-sized basket: height (with handle) 34 cm, diameter 35 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. In the end of 2019 another designer Piret Meos visited Kongo village in order work with some new products and designs.