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.
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 12-15cm
Diameter from 24-29cm

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