Product DescriptionOur shoulder baskets are used traditionally in Togo, West Africa to hold coins awarded to ceremonial dancers. Members of Alafﬁa basket cooperatives receive fair wages and health care for their families in return for indigenous skills and knowledge. This exchange empowers West African communities and preserves cultural heritage. Care and Use: To reshape your basket, spray lightly with water, shape and air dry thoroughly. Avoid direct light for best color retention
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I've bought 3 or 4 shoulder baskets from Alaffia over the years. They are not only amazingly beautiful, but they also are a functional, everyday statement in support of fair trade, in support of gender equality, in support of cultural integrity. Proud to own them, and to have purchased many Alaffia baskets to wrap gifts in.
I am a huge supported for Fair Trade. I love this basket. The colors are bright and bold and well handcrafted. I used these basket for produce and other personal needs. I will be purchasing more of these bags in the future. Love this basket!!!
Wow - Great Basket
As with all of the baskets I have purchased from Alaffia, this one is beautiful, useful, and well-made.