Cowrie Shell Deep Basket
A traditional woven basket, elevated with cowrie shells is handcrafted in small batches, using traditional weaving techniques. This african-inspired woven cowrie storage basket makes a great storage option whether you place it in the bedroom, walk-in closet, or laundry room.
Our cowrie shell woven baskets are crafted using a single weave method that celebrates the authentic reed, reflective of the beauty of nature. Each cowrie shells is carefully woven within the elephant grass in a clockwise direction. The base of the woven basket features a counter-clockwise bordered weave that provides structure to ensure lasting quality.
This handcrafted woven basket was produced in Ghana, who has learned hand weaving skill set from matriarchs in the community. Ancestral weaving skills have been passed forward from generation to generation.
Given the handmade nature of our Cowrie Shell Baskets, each piece is truly one-of-a-kind and variations and slight imperfections in shape is to be expected. The natural reed material varies in color and texture, due to when the grass was harvested. The basket's new home will most likely be in a climate other than the one in which it was made. The reed's tri-tone nature may appear in tones ranging from pale green to mustard to raw honey, which may age as it oxidizes in it's new home. This is also determined by the date the grass was harvested. This is a normal maturation process for straw; it is not considered a flaw or blemish. By ordering this product, you accept the natural characteristics unique to each item and agree that no claims will be approved regarding these natural variations.
Medium: 12 w x 13 h
Large: 16 w x 18 h
Extra large 15 w x 20 h
Product Materials: Nontoxic
Production: Sustainably sourced and Ethically sourced
Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping
This item is final sale.