The Basket Room
Black Stripe Woven Moses Basket
This beautiful HUNTUMA Moses basket features striking black stripes and tribal-inspired blocks on a natural sisal base. Its matching black carry handles come in soft and sustainably-sourced leather. Each basket comes with a 1" thick hypoallergenic foam mattress covered in a machine washable quilted cover and a soft cotton sheet.
Each Moses basket takes around three days to complete, using veta vera grass (also known as 'elephant grass') which grows wild in Ghana and produces wonderfully balanced and sturdy basketry.
Moses baskets are not carrying devices and should only be used on the floor or on a flat surface when baby is inside. As this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
About the Weavers
The weavers who produce these Moses baskets work as part of a talented weaving co-operative in Northern Ghana. The majority of these weavers are men having been taught the age-old art of basket weaving from their own mothers and fathers. Agricultural work is the basis of most weavers’ incomes, but prolific drought makes it increasingly difficult for families to make ends meet. Basket weaving, and producing these exquisite woven Moses baskets, empowers women and men with the opportunity to earn a valuable second income.
Approximately 80L x 43W x 25H cm (at hood)
Veta Vera Grass & Leather