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 Greg, the owner of our partner Baba Tree, jokingly asked Jemima how many cows it would take should he 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. At least she knows her worth!!!
Sagely, she rejected the proposal outright.
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…
Approximant height: 17 inches (can vary)