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African Vase "Snake" Basket

African Vase "Snake" Basket

Regular price $145.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $145.00 CAD
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These unique decorative vase baskets boast with intricate patterns and beautiful colours. They are a masterpiece of expert weaving techniques of the artisans. They are like pieces of art - these baskets can be considered as a design element that suits every interior with their beautiful designs.

Are you an amateur snake charmer? You bought the flute, learned the song, even found a suggestible cobra to dance to the hypnotizing tunes? Now all you need is the perfect basket, and we got you covered! Or, I suppose you can keep blankets and toys or other stuff inside. Thats OK too. 

Woven with ethically sourced Elephant grass (veta vera) straws, they allow storage from extra blankets to children's toys in your living room, to mitts and woollen hats tucked conveniently near the entryway. They also make a beautiful gift for the design conscious.

Dimensions Akanima: height 45, opening diameter 22 cm, width at widest 40 cm.

This basket is made by Yeng Pang Basket Weavers cooperative in Kongo village Northern Ghana and fairly traded. 


The basket is made of natural veta vera grass straw. Should the basket loose its shape, hydrate it lightly, and restore its initial form. Allow it to dry in a well-ventilated room. Colours may fade in contact with direct sunlight. Caution: this product may splinter.


This product comes package-free, besides a small paper label letting you know the name of the woman who made your basket!


This product should be used for as long as possible and then donated to give it a new life. Otherwise, it is 100% compostable!


Yen Pang Basket Weavers cooperative was established in Kongo village Northern Ghana in 2014 with the support of Estonian NGO Mondo. Having initially started with eight women under a mango tree, the cooperative has now quadrupled in size, and has its own centre for weaving and storing the baskets. The cooperative is also training other women in nearby villages in basket weaving.


We're pleased to offer the following options for delivery. 

**NEW extended GTA wide coverage**
Order online and select "Ship/Deliver"
 Orders over $175 have FREE DELIVERY within the GTA.
Other shipping calculated at checkout.
**NEW extended GTA wide coverage**
Order online and select "Ship/Deliver"
Orders over $175 have FREE DELIVERY within the GTA.

Please enter a cell phone number so our delivery service can send you TEXT notifications on your order. If you have specific instructions for the delivery write them on the "Order notes" (if you want it hidden behind a certain plant, or under a chair, etc.) For local deliveries always remember to input your cell phone number at check out to ensure you receive text message updates and track your package.

Delivery schedule: Our local delivery drivers collect orders every Monday and Thursday and will have them to your door within twenty four (24) hours of the time they picked them up.

*NOTE for CONDO and APARTMENT buildings, please leave a phone number where we can reach you when we are on our way. We will call you and leave the package outside your building, our team is not able to buildings. Please enter buzzer number when applicable and any indication that package can be left with concierge or at lobby.

GTA delivery area includes:
Toronto, Vaughan, Woodbridge, Ajax, Concord, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham, Brampton, Milton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Scarborough.


Free shipping on orders over $175, before taxes. Canada wide. Shipped by Canada Post Expedited Parcel.

Other shipping calculated at checkout.


We repurpose all packaging materials we receive for order shipments, including any cardboard boxes, paper, tissue, and corn-based packing peanuts. We use recyclable paper tape with water activated adhesive. Sometimes, plastic wrapping falls on our hands from certain vendors. We keep it for situations where a bit of bubble wrap will help better protect your product. 

We encourage you to repurpose it and keep it going around :)

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