Basket sales mean kids can go to school

05. August 2015 | Johannes Larsen Museum

One of the exhibitors at this year’s Cherry Basket exhibition, Ester Estang, is 29 years old and comes from Uganda. She has a busy life as a working wife and the mother of 8 children. Even though she lives in a patriarchal society, she has found a niche with her basket weaving, where she can decide how the money from basket sales will be spent. The African basket weaver has a fine sense of form and creates very handsome bowls and platters, both large and small. In Uganda, she always has a bundle of palm leaves with her, and a sewing needle, so she can take advantage of every idle moment.

Ester Estang has several baskets in the exhibition “Cherry Baskets 2015”. They are for sale at “Danish prices”, costing between 450 kr. and 650 kr. each; curator Helle Baslund set the prices in relation to what it costs Ester Estang to send her 8 children to school in Uganda.

At this time, enough of Ester’s baskets have been sold from the exhibition to pay for 2 years of school fees. The museum does not take a percentage of sales. The baskets can be purchased by contacting the museum shop.

Cherry Baskets 2015

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