Fruit Tray from Soe, Afrika

Fruit Tray from Soe, Afrika

SKU: BA009
$36.00Price

Each one is differently beautiful and unique as the hands that crafted them.

 

Dimensions are between 13”-14” diameter by 2 to 3"height.

 

These are strong, durable, colorful and entirely hand-made baskets from river grass, known as “elephant grass” by local weavers in the area of Soe, Ghana in Afrika.

 

 For many generations, weaving has been a traditional skill of the people in northern Ghana. The soil around Bolgatanga is not fertile enough for extensive agricultural activities. The region has an erratic rainfall pattern and generally harsh weather conditions. As a result, handicraft activities such as basket weaving, leather work, and pottery are undertaken mostly by women to supplement their incomes since they are primarily subsistence farmers.