The beautiful hand-woven African Bolga 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. Choose culture, choose color, choose fair trade African Bolga Basket Blue Sky.
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 Bolga 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.
Spring Rush is a large African Basket at approximately 14 inches in diameter. It is sold individually and if you order it you will receive this exact basket(pictured). One available.
One, Fair Trade, approximately 14″ diameter African Bolga Basket Spring Rush, as pictured.