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Tranquil Motion minimalist beige/black African basket

About this piece
Small beige and black patterned African decor basket by M. Akurugu, 2023 

The 'Tranquil Motion' art basket is a charming embodiment of tradition, with its gentle round and spiral-shaped design. Beginning with a soothing beige and natural base, it gradually transitions into a timeless black and white checkered pattern as it ascends towards the neck. This classic art basket embodies a sense of tranquility and lightness while maintaining the essence of tradition, inviting you to appreciate its enduring charm.

Woven with care from veta vera grass (a natural material also known as elephant grass), 'Tranquil Motion' offers a lightweight and extremely durable solution. The strong fibres of veta vera grass undergo a long process of harvesting, rolling and dyeing - all performed by hand - before 3-4 long days of weaving begin. 

This Kusuka art basket is part of a limited edition of 10 pieces. After all are sold, this art piece will no longer be available as offered here. Kusuka tokenizes baskets by adding a non-fungible token (NFT) to provide a proof of authenticity, ensure transparency along the value chain, digitalize ownership rights and archive traditional artisan techniques and stories (for more details how the tokenization process please see the FAQs below).



This art basket was made in Northern Ghana by M. Akurugu, an independent weaver forming part of a local women’s collective. Especially in rural areas, it is common that women artisans are organized into collectives to weave and do business together. In general, weavers have grown up as farmers, but basket-weaving has become an alternative income for these women and their families since impacts of climate change like drought and rising temperatures causes crops to fail. By bringing unique baskets to the global market, Kusuka ensures that artisans are receiving a fair wage, receive consistent orders, and can build up sustainable small businesses.

With the purchase and tokenization of the basket, you'll gain access to additional details about the artisan and the weaving technique. These details are securely stored within the NFT, ensuring their preservation across time. 

  • Measurements: H 32cm x W 36cm
  • Material: Veta Vera grass 
  • Colours: Natural Beige; Dark Grey
  • Handmade in: Ghana
  • Model ID: WE322

Please note that every basket is handmade and unique; therefore, slight irregularities in the material and size might occur.


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Tokenization costs and taxes included

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Tranquil Motion minimalist beige/black African basket


Art baskets

The Ghana Collection

All Kusuka Baskets are made of natural fibers of Veta Vera, also known as elephant grass.

Artisans not only use natural materials but also traditional dyeing methods that are in harmony with nature. Browns, Oranges, Reds and Greys are created using a variety of locally found natural materials such as leaves, tree bark, roots, or leaves.

One of a kind

African basketry art treasures

Every art basket has been worked on exclusively by one artisan, and each basket is their very own work of art before it becomes yours.

Each luscious curve is the handprint or signature of the artisan who has expertly handcrafted your basket. Handwoven meticulously over a number of days, your basket is an attestation of the unwavering dedication to a high-quality using traditional methods but with a modern style and aesthetic.

Tech & Art

The digital experience

Let's talk about the digital side of traditional craftsmanship. Basketry, an ancient art known for its functionality and beauty, now meets modern technology. When you buy a Kusuka basket, you're not just getting a beautiful piece; you're contributing to a better world.

The impact goes beyond your space. It reaches the artisans and their communities. Digital tokenization connects tradition and technology, making your investment in these timeless pieces both aesthetically pleasing and socially impactful. Welcome to the future of art and culture with Kusuka.

General FAQs

What does tokenization mean and how can I tokenize my basket? 

For questions regarding tokenization please refer to “Tokenization FAQs”.

The basket of your dreams is labelled as “waitlist”. What does that mean? 

his means that your basket is currently in production. Please enter your name and email and you will receive a notification, once the basket is ready to be shipped to you (estimated 3-4 weeks). You can then complete the transaction and we will ship the basket to your address (estimated to take another 2-7 business days). 

What does limited edition mean? 

Limited edition means that only a fixed number of art baskets are produced, making each piece more scarce, valuable and collectable. Limited editions are marked with both their edition size and number. A marking of 1/10 for example, delineates that that specific basket was the first of 10 baskets in an edition.

Do you ship internationally? 

Yes, anywhere in the world! Shipping costs are already included in the price. Estimated delivery time is 2-7 business day. Please see our Shipping & Returns page for full shipping info.

Do you offer gift-wrapping?

If you’re giving a basket as a gift, you can leave a note for the recipient in the “Order Notes” box when you check out. We will handwrite the message on a printed Kusuka card. 

Do you sell wholesale? 

Absolutely, please contact us at and we will get back to you within 1-2 business days. 

How do I best care for my beautiful basket? 

Keep your basket away from direct sunlight to keep the colours bright. The colours will fade if exposed to strong sunlight, although this effect can be really pretty! Please be aware as the baskets are made of grass any areas in the home where there may be moisture in the air 

Google Form for NFT activation

Here the Google Form to request the activation and access to your NFT



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