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Beautiful hand-woven African Baskets are all natural and 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. Generally women weave the baskets.
The baskets are made in the historic village of Bolgatanga, Ghana. The artisans are mainly farm families who supplement their income by making and selling baskets. The leather covered handles 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 or an attractive container for kids toys.
*Shaping Baskets: Wet baskets with lukewarm water, shape, turn upside down to dry. They will look perfect every time and add strength and lengthen the life of your African Basket
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Approximately 14-16 inches in diameter. Items are hand made and so size and color vary. Fair Trade items which support the artisans and their families.
One large Natural African Bolga Basket, assorted. It is generally a surprise as to how many ‘natural’ baskets we receive from the artisans. We do not always have a full supply of this basket. Place your order and if there is any problem, we will give you a call and or an email. We generally have the natural baskets but large orders do not always work. We will do our best to help you.