Hausa Cowrie Shell Basket | Nigeria


These Hausa baskets are handmade in Nigeria. The basket is made from leather and grass and decorated with cream cowrie shells. Cowrie shells are a symbol of wealth and containers with cowrie shells usually indicate valuable content.

Each shell basket will vary slightly in design due to their handmade nature, if you have a preference on style please email us at
Style on its own with a range of other accessories or use as a plant pot. If using as a pot, we recommend, watering and allow the plant to drain fully outside of the basket and placing a plastic tray at the bottom of the basket to catch any excess water for longevity.
Height from 20-22cm
Diameter from 22-28cm

If we do not have the item in stock lead times may vary as these pieces are specially curated. Please email us at and we can advise the lead time for new stock and availability to pre-order. 

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