Traditional Craft Preservation
This product supports the preservation of heritage crafts which often embody culture and intergenerational knowledge. These products enable artisans to create sustainable livelihoods using these skills.
The company that makes this product is transparent in its business practices and reports annually on how it’s furthering its values and achieving its impact goals.
The Baba Tree Basket Company has been preserving the culture of basket weaving and the Gurunsi Community in Bolgatanga (Ghana’s Upper East Region) for the last 15 years. It’s here that an exquisitely woven Baba Tree community of over 250 artisans practice a time-honoured weaving technique using elephant grass and their very own “rhythm and flow”.
Each basket is handcrafted from natural materials and comes directly from the hands of the artisan weavers, with each piece so wonderfully unique, energetic, colourful, purposeful. Baba Tree celebrates the creativity and incredible craftsmanship of the Gurunsi people, honouring local basket traditions and creating modern exciting forms for the global marketplace.
The Baba Tree Basket Co is an ethical, fair trade company who ensure weavers are compensated fully for their artistry and has an ongoing commitment to the artisan weavers through the progressive creation of sustainable jobs, fair and meaningful work and true social impact in the local community.