In launching our new collection of hats we look to interpret the local Gurunsi folklore and traditional culture of baskets into new forms that in turn create meaningful employment for our talented artisans.
Creating from local textile waste from the Bolgtanga markets we seek to introduce new colour and colour ways previously not available to us, exchange knowledge and empowerment and encourage collaboration.
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This exquisite basketry collection showcases the extraordinary skills of a small group of weavers: The Master Weavers - women and men, young and old... born with an innate talent and desire to create!
Made from all natural materials and woven in Bolga by Baba Tree's incredible artisan weavers, these unique Bolga Baskets are great for storage in various sizes.
ELEGANT ART & DÉCOR BASKET - EXCLUSIVE TO THE BABA TREE
Sampiko-Sanga (Unusual Roof) - Sampiko is the name of the roofs that cover the grain silos in traditional Gurunsi compounds. They are conical in shape but sometimes we find ourselves with one that warbles a bit.
Pepe continues to weave extraordinary and completely original Specialty Baskets that delight and surprise us and for that we are blessed.
The Baba Tree Basket Co has been preserving the culture of baskets and the Gurunsi community in Bolgatanga for the last 15 years. It’s here that an exquisitely woven community of artisans practice a time-honored weaving technique and their very own “rhythm and flow” as seen especially in our Conch basket’s unique spiraling features.
Evolution of our baskets are never rushed to market, but slowly developed to be useful, beautiful and ethical. Welcome.
Our weavers are paid well for these baskets. However, they will receive a further 15% of the retail price as a commission in addition to what they were initially paid.