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These beautiful hand-woven African Baskets are all natural, made from the local ‘elephant grass’. 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. They are made in the historic village of Bolgatanga, Ghana, Africa.
*see related items below – more basket sizes.
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. The Fair Trade African Basket is perfect for carrying the kids lunches, storing wash cloths on the bathroom counter and trick-or-treating.
*Shaping Baskets: Wet baskets with lukewarm water, shape, turn upside down to dry. They will look perfect every time.
The specialized weaving process makes these baskets strong and flexible. Occasionally wetting the baskets will re-hydrate the fibers making the basket stronger and lengthening the life of it. Approximately 8″ tall including handle, by 7″ or 8″ wide. Items are hand made and so sizes and colors vary.
One fairly traded, small African Bolga Basket, assorted designs and colors.