These beautiful hand-woven African Baskets are all natural, made from the local ‘elephant grass’ and natural dyes. The women weave the baskets 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 African Basket Beach Day is a solid, well-made basket with wide bands of color, tight even weave and nice symmetry. Enjoy this basket yourself or offer it to a friend as a natural present that is attractive, useful and made through fair trade practices.
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.
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*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 wet the baskets to re-hydrate the fibers making the basket stronger and lengthening the life of it. Fair trade bolga baskets are hand made and so sizes vary slightly. Approximately 14 inches in diameter at top of basket. This baskets is sold individually and if you order it you will receive this exact basket(pictured). One available.
One, fair trade, 15″ African Bolga Basket, “Beach Day”, as pictured.