Give those two wheels an instant upgrade with the beautiful bicycle basket.
The very thing for picking up flowers at the local market and days out pedalling through the countryside, these woven bicycle baskets are spacious enough to store all your books and stationery, your picnic lunch, or your gym kit and trainers. Equally impressive as a front basket or as a pannier attached to the rear of your bike, they can also be secured to stairway bannisters as a chic storage device, as well as bathroom towel rails and cots. Each bike basket is a work of art - taking up to three days to weave by hand - and is made from wild veta vera grass. This indigenous grass is hand-rolled and dyed in boiling water before it is ready to be woven by a skilled member of our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana.
Most weavers in the Northern Ghana cooperative are agricultural workers, though relying on a season’s rainfall makes for unpredictable living. Basket weaving – one of the oldest crafts known to man – has become a source of alterative income for these communities in the dry seasons, helping families to meet their basic living costs more comfortably. When you buy one of our beautiful woven bicycle baskets you become a part of this story.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS & LEATHER
Dimensions: W35cm x D25cm x H25cm (approx)
Each bike basket is supplied with two dark brown leather straps.
If your basket gets wet, simply leave it to dry naturally and re-shape.