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The beautiful hand-woven African Baskets – Bolga Basket, large, assorted are made from the local ‘elephant grass’ and natural dyes. The grass is woven by the women of the village while the men tan the goat hides and work the leather onto the handles. They are made in the historic village of Bolgatanga, Ghana, Africa.
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The artisans are mainly farm families who supplement their income by making and selling baskets. The leather covered handle and the tight weave of the African Basket adds to it’s strength. Artisans work under fair trade practices receiving a fair wage and working under humane conditions.The Fair Trade African Basket is perfect for carrying wood for the fireplace, library books, kids toys or farmer’s market produce.
*Shaping Baskets: Wet baskets with lukewarm water, shape, turn upside down to dry. They will look perfect every time. This will add to it’s strength and flexibility.
The specialized weaving process makes these baskets strong and flexible. Occasionally wet the baskets to re-hydrate the fibers making the basket stronger and lengthening the life of it. African Baskets are approximately 14 to 15 inches in diameter. Fair trade bolga baskets are hand made and so sizes, designs and colors vary.
One, fairly traded, large African Bolga Basket with leather covered handle in assorted colors and designs.