Natural Woven Oval Basket by African Market Baskets
Natural Woven Oval Basket by African Market Baskets
Natural Woven Oval Basket by African Market Baskets
Natural Woven Oval Basket by African Market Baskets

Natural Woven Oval Basket by African Market Baskets

$ 40.00

Ships in mid February.

 

This fair trade woven bolga basket is the perfect size for storing blankets, toys, hats, garden bounty, magazines, and so much more.  It is skillfully made from sun dried elephant grass and naturally tanned leather using local seeds and red millet.  This style features two handles and an oval shape, making it perfect for picnics and spring markets.  It is large enough to store magazines and blankets next to the couch, and durable enough for children's toys.  

Made in Bolgatanga, Ghana and often known as "Bolga Baskets".

Please note that this basket comes slightly flatten.  Once dampened, you can easily reshape it within minutes.  It will have a very natural hay smell for about a day. Once it is dried again, it will be firm and sturdy.  It is quite amazing. 

For the aesthetically organized

  •  Dimensions  

    Approximately 16-20" long | 10-12" tall (not including handle)

  •  Material  

    River Grass and Goat Leather

  •  Impact  

    Near the Sahara Dessert, weavers in Ghana create beautiful Bolga baskets using locally grown river grass.  African Market Baskets is a member of the Fair Trade Federation who provide a market for the marginalized women in the villages of Africa.  They partner with their sister non-profit organization, Every Basket Helps, to register and pay healthcare for the villagers every year and provide school supplies for the children in the weaving communities.