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. 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. 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, kids toys or picnics.
*Shaping Baskets: Wet baskets with lukewarm water, shape, turn upside down to dry. They will look perfect every time. This process also helps keep them strong and flexible.
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The specialized weaving process makes these baskets strong and flexible. Occasionally wetting the African Baskets will re-hydrate the fibers making the basket stronger and lengthening the life of it. Approximately 15 – 16 inches in diameter. These fairly traded baskets are hand made and so sizes and colors vary.
We receive a limited number of extra large baskets and generally only run into a problem if you need multiples of extra large baskets. Place your order and we will do our best to assist you. One, fairly traded, extra large African Bolga Basket, approximately 15-16 inches in diameter in assorted designs and colors.