Baba Tree Jemima 10 Cows

Article number: BT39
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The Baba Tree is a supplier of fairly traded, artisan made baskets from Bolgatanga. Baba Tree honours and celebrates the art and culture of local Ghanaian basketry.

The name….

In November 2013, the Baba Tree and 20 of its weavers traveled to the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India, through the auspices of the Indian government. During the workshop, Jemima Akologo, was working on the "Jemima 10 Cows’’ design (as it came to be known). 

In Bolgatanga, Ghana, when a marriage takes place, part of the dowry is two cows. In the midst of the workshop, Jemima was how many cows it would take should someone propose to her. With a sly look she said "10 Cows’’ which brought the house down with laughter from the rest of the Baba Tree crew. 

Jemima was the first to weave this particular style offered up by the Baba Tree hence the name ‘"Jemima 10 Cows’’ basket.

This is a basket that appeals to discerning buyers who understand the journey taken to produce high quality adornment. The design of this basket lends itself to providing inspired accentuation in a beautiful living or working environment. They are also wonderful vessels to hold coveted and mysterious objects.

Width:  Approx. 17" -  20"

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