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Big Blue Moma is a Canadian fair trade and handmade company. These magnificent baskets are handwoven in Bolgatanga in the Northern region of Ghana. They are beautiful, and practical for keeping crafting supplies and big knitting projects together.
All Big Blue Moma baskets are made by hand and as such, size and shape may vary slightly. Each one is made with love.
Handles are covered with goat leather reinforcing it's construction while also adding an extra level of comfort when carrying a full load. The black and white goat leather handle is the signature of the collective in Bolgatanga, and adds an extra layer of comfort when carrying the basket. The elephant grass is dyed in rustic pots over a wood burning fire.
All Big Blue Moma baskets are made by hand and as such, size and shape may vary slight from what is pictured.
If your basket needs reshaping, dip it in water and work out any wrinkles with your hands. Dunk it once or twice a year to ensure the grass stays moist and the weave stays tight. There is short how-to video here.
Note: We charge extra to ship any of these baskets.
So adorable and just big enough for a cell phone, a lipstick and maybe a small knitting project. They are also great for kids.
Honey pots measure approximately 7" high by 7" wide at its widest. They have a lid hinged with leather and a pom pom closure. The leather braided strap is long enough to go over your shoulder.
Pot Basket Large:
Also known as Gambibgo, this is the most traditional basket shape Big Blue Moma carries. It is made by only master weavers because of its unique shape. It's single handle and narrow mouth make it great for laundry, picnics or collecting odds and ends around the house.
The black and white handle is a signature of the collective we buy from and the way you can know your neighbours basket also came from Big Blue Moma! Gambibgo baskets are approximately 12 inches by 12 inches (and we really mean approximately).
Round Large Two Handled
Big Blue Moma's popular Large Round basket upgraded with two handles! We love this for firewood, mittens and hats by the front door, or knitting by your favourite chair.
Large Round Baskets are approximately 18 inches x 18 inches x 11 inches high, not including the handles.
There are many, many uses for the small round baskets, tabletop storage, gift baskets and bathroom toiletries are just a few. These baskets can vary in size, but are approximately 8 inches X 6 inches.
A super lightweight mid-sized project/tote bag with a loop style closure. Most customers who buy this, use it as a summer style purse or project bag, as the shoulder strap are both practical and stylish.
Trashy Round Small
Ghana is a global hub for textile recycling. The "trashy" baskets are made with recycled fabric scraps. With these baskets, Big Blue Moma uses fast fashion's refuse to create something beautiful and long-lasting.
These baskets can vary in size, but are approximately 8 inches X 6 inches.
Trashy Two Handled Large
As with the above, Trashy baskets are made from upcycled fabric scraps. A great addition to your home decor - perfect for storing multiple items, possibly multiple projects!
They are approximately 15 inches x 11 inches, not including the handle.
Tray Basket (Large)
An excellent table top basket. Use it as a bread basket, fruit, or as a "catch all" at your front door for keys and change.
Their diameter is approximately 13-14". Depth can range from 2 to 4" depending on the maker.