Polynesia Cowrie Shell Basket
Our Polynesia Cowrie Shell baskets are a truly timeless addition to any space, adding a timeless symbol and a traditional touch to homes across the country.
Our Seashell Round Basket is handcrafted in small batches, using the traditional single weave method that celebrates the authentic reed, elevated with polished cowrie shells, reflective of the beauty of nature. Each cowrie shell is carefully hand 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 our design workshop in Accra, Ghana, who has learned hand-weaving skillset from matriarchs in the community. Ancestral weaving skills have been passed forward from generation to generation.
Given the handmade nature of our Polynesia Storage Basket, 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.
- Dimensions: 14" W x 17" H; Handles: 4" W x 3" H
- Handmade of elephant grass and cowrie shells in Ghana.
- Each basket is handwoven by artisans. There may be a 1"-2" variation from the listed dimensions.
Care: Do not expose to damp environments or water. Heavy objects will distort the shape. Use care when handling basket and store in fabric bag when not in use.
- Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping
- This item is final sale.