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These beautiful hand-woven African Baskets – Bolga Basket, medium, assorted are all natural, 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. 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 African Baskets: Wet baskets with lukewarm water, shape, turn upside down to dry. They will look perfect every time. Occasionally wetting these baskets help keep it’s strength and flexibility.
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Approximately 12 – 13 inches in diameter. Items are hand made and so sizes and colors vary. Made through Fair Trade Practices providing the artisans with a living wage.
African Baskets – Bolga Basket, medium, assorted – One, fairly traded, medium African Bolga Basket in assorted colors and designs. (FYI: limited supply as we do not receive many in this size)