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Behind the Design: Bolga basket-weaving is a quintessential Ghanaian craft hailing from the country’s northern Bolgatanga region, where artisans use local elephant grass to create handwoven bolga baskets. To start, the artisans soak the grass in water and then twist the strands together in small bunches to make them more durable. At this point, the artisans either hand-dye the grass or start weaving, beginning at the base of the basket and working their way up to the rim. The baskets are then topped with a handle, which we often accent with sustainable cow leather.
Our baby bassinets were handmade in collaboration with Design Dua - a design company that employs rural artisan women in the north of Ghana. We teamed up to create an exclusive collection of baskets, handwoven out of elephant grass and accented with pink or white leather handles. Designed with your little one in mind, these baskets are perfect for rest or for play and help support women and moms in northern Ghana. Each bassinet comes with a fitted foam mattress.
- limited edition
- 100% elephant swamp grass
- 30" long x 17" wide
- 11.5" deep at highest point
- pink OR white leather handles
The artisan sector is the second largest employer in the developing world. Yet the majority of artisans are women who lack access to export markets, business skills, and the financial tools needed to run successful, global enterprises.
We are dedicated to changing that by investing 100% of our profits into education programs for the women who handcraft our products and youth in their communities. Since 2007, we've provided over 1,100 artisans and 250 young people in Rwanda & Ghana with employment opportunities, entrepreneurship training, and consistent access to the global export market.
- Do not leave in the sun for extended periods of time.
- Spot clean with water (no soap or cleaning agents).
- If your basket loses its shape, run under cold or room temperature water and re-shape using your hands.
- Please note that these baskets are for stationary nap-time use. Although very sturdy, this is not a carrying device. Please do not attempt to carry your baby in this basket!
- This basket is for use until your baby is 34 months old, 15 lbs. (7.3 kg), or whenever the baby can push up, roll over, or crawl – whichever comes first.
- Each basket comes with a latex foam mattress of US government bassinet standard recommendation. It is 1.5 inch firm foam covered in cotton. It is not treated with flame retardants.
**Due to the handmade quality, some size and color variation may occur.
Your order will leave our facility via USPS within 1-2 business days of your purchase. All packages are shipped via USPS priority mail and should arrive within 3-6 business days after leaving our facility.
We want you to love our products as much as we do, that’s why if you are not completely satisfied we will gladly accept returns within 10 days of the arrival of your order. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and once we receive the returned order we will issue you a full refund. Please note that all shipping charges are non-refundable. Buyer is responsible for all return/exchange shipping costs. We reserve the right to deny a returned item should it no longer appear salable or does not meet our return standards.
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