These beautiful hand-woven African Baskets are all natural, made from the local ‘elephant grass’ and natural dyes. The grass grows wild and is harvested, dried into straw and then woven by the women of the village. The men tan the goat hides and work the leather onto the handles. Each basket is a hand-crafted individual with its own personality such as the lovely Water Lily Basket.
They are made in the historic village of Bolgatanga, Ghana, Africa. The artisans are mainly farm families who supplement their income by making and selling baskets.
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The leather covered handle and the tight weave of the African Basket adds to it’s strength. The Fair Trade African Basket is perfect for carrying wood for the fireplace, library books, as an attractive container for kids toys, or picnics.
*Shaping Baskets: Wet baskets with lukewarm water, shape, turn upside down to dry. They will look perfect every time. Wetting baskets adds strength and a longer life to them.
Approximately 14 inches in diameter. This baskets is sold individually and if you order it you will receive this exact basket. One available.
One, fairly traded, approximately 13 inch, African Bolga Basket, Water Lily, as pictured.