House of Talents Asungtaba Bicycle Basket: December
Whether used for small grocery trips, a catch all of small accessories or simply for a fashion statement, these incredibly durable baskets are sure to be a conversation piece. Their usefulness is outweighed only by their exquisite construction and passion with which each artisan crafts these baskets.
Asungtaba means “helping each other succeed” in Frafra, the language of this community of basket weavers in Ghana. No two bicycle baskets are exactly alike which makes each one a unique work of art. With each basket you receive the name of the weaver.
House of Talents is providing health insurance for the basket weavers, establishing a library and a scholarship fund for the children in the community in which the basket weavers reside. As you can see, stewardship and opportunity can partner when simply inspired by those who take time to care.
Be inspired along with us! Happy Riding.
Care of Basket: To reshape: wet your basket (avoid getting the leather wet as it will damage the leather over time), let it sit for a few minutes for it to absorb the water, then shape. Let dry thoroughly. Avoid prolonged direct sunlight – The Asungtaba bicycle basket is handwoven from a tropical grass called the elephant grass or veta vera. All dyes used are natural without artificial sealants, they will fade over time. Each basket comes with leather straps.
- Dimensions: 13.25" (33.5 cm) x 9.25" (23.5 cm) x 8.75" (22.5 cm)
- Weight: 2 lbs (~900 g)
- Colour: December