Bolga - Woven African Baskets
Fair trade Bolga baskets - African Market Baskets in a variety of shapes, sizes & colours from the Bolgatanga region in Northern Ghana.
We are delighted to have these gorgeous baskets from Northern Ghana, where many of the women live on less than $1 a day.
Environmentally friendly, green and eco friendly, these woven baskets will last for years.
We are proud and priveleged to sell these Bolga baskets supplied by the Baba Tree Basket Company who go that extra mile in supplying baskets of the very highest quality. In addition the weavers are paid over and above the average for this region. There are many suppliers of these baskets now but we are confident that those supplied by Baba Tree are of the very best quality and contribute to sustaining this impoverished community in Northern Ghana. Learn more about the people here
If these baskets become dirty, or need re-shaping, simply spray with water (keep the leather dry) bend the area with your hand and allow to dry thoroughly.
Full instructions for re-shaping and care come with every basket!
This can be repeated as many times as necessary without damaging the basket although the colours may fade eventually.
The big baskets take up to 3 days to make using straw known as elephant grass (Veta Veta).
They were originally made without handles and used as sieves in the brewing process of an alcoholic drink created for special occasions.
These baskets are a lovely alternative to plastic as shopping baskets, environmentally friendly and "green". They make a wonderful basket for your stash, knitting basket, and a storage basket for so many different uses.