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Striped Veta Vera Basket Set

Striped Veta Vera Basket Set

regular price $69.00
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These gorgeous baskets are stylish, practical, and made to last. Talented basket weavers in northern Ghana's Bolgatanga region weave tough elephant grass, also known as veta vera grass, into timeless storage baskets that serve beautifully in every room of the home. The weavers dip half of each strand in dye, creating a beautiful ombre pattern when the strands are woven together.

Responsibly sourced and thoughtfully crafted with local elephant grass by Fair Trade artisans in Ghana.

Artisan Story

HANDWOVEN IN GHANA

"Just as the baskets begin as a small circle and expand, so does the impact of purchasing fair trade items that directly benefit, support and empower the artisans who create them."

Starting from a small woven circle, Ghanaian basket weavers work their way out from a central point to reveal beautiful, distinctive baskets. The baskets are woven from veta vera, or elephant grass. While the grass is grown primarily in southern Ghana, weavers in the northern region of Bolgatanga excel at transforming the tough grass fiber into iconic baskets. The people from the region rely on the sale of handcrafted items to supplement their income, and their craftsmanship is demonstrated by the high quality of these artfully woven baskets.

The weaving of baskets in Ghana has been a traditional skill for many generations, and is often a communal process. The baskets are a reliable source of income for weavers and their families. Just as the baskets begin as a small circle and expand, so does the impact of purchasing fair trade items that directly benefit, support and empower the artisans who create them.

Handicraft Details
  • Sustainably handmade
  • Available as a set of 2
  • Origin: Ghana
  • Composition: Elephant grass
  • Color: Natural, Black
  • Dimensions:
    -Large 9"L x 9"W x 7"H
    -Small 7.5"L x 7.5"W x 6"H

purposeful impact

It's not just about the goods we offer. It's about social good. We partner with brands that curate responsibly sourced artisan crafted homeware and decor rooted in artisanal craft traditions.

And, you can feel good knowing that every purchase you make positively impacts the artisans. Nourishment, health, education, and dreams for a bright future—your purchase holds so much hope.

you shop, we give

For every purchase made at Cultured West, we will donate $1.00 to support NEST, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) supporting the responsible growth and creative engagement of the artisan and maker economy to build a world of greater gender equity and economic inclusion.

Through programs that support the wellbeing of artisans both in the United States and globally, Nest is bringing radical transparency and opportunity to the informal handworker economy.

happiness guarantee

We offer a Happiness Guarantee 30 Day Easy Returns Policy for all U.S. orders. We hope that you will love your Cultured West products, however if for any reason you're not completely satisfied with your purchase simply return your item(s) for a refund.

Please keep in mind that handmade products do have slight variations, which is a natural occurrence of artisan handmade treasures. That means no two designs will be exactly the same, giving you a truly unique and original piece.

everyday free shipping

We are U.S. based and offer everyday free shipping on all domestic orders within the contiguous United States (no minimum, no code).

Processing Time
2-3 business days (excluding U.S. holidays)

Shipping Time
3-5 business days (varies by location)

Delivery Time = Processing Time + Shipping Time

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