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Skipping over the seaweed strewn across the long, open beach, bare feet mixing with frothy warm ocean water is conjured up by the colors of our extra large, Fair Trade African Basket, Seaweed. Fill this basket with buckets, plastic shovels, beach towels and munchies before heading to the shore for some exploration and fun. If you are not visiting the ocean the baskets are great for shoes, groceries, library book and of course, your local Farmers’ Market.
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 Seaweed 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 16 by 16 by 15 inches in diameter. This baskets is sold individually and if you order it you will receive this exact basket. One available.
One, extra large, fairly traded, approximately 16 inch, African Bolga Basket, Seaweed, as pictured.