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Baby Baskets & Totes for Parents

Baby Changing Basket


Handwoven from durable elephant grass with leather-wrapped carry handles, this shallow basket creates a stylish space for your little one's diapers and clothes to be changed. A fresh take on the traditional changing table or mat for the nursery, it can also be used for storing toys, books, and more after your little one has outgrown it. These baskets are handcrafted by Ghanaian weavers.

Size: 28"-30"L x 15"-16"W x 4"T, although it may vary slightly due to the handcrafted nature of this basket.

CAUTION: Baby should not be left unattended on dresser/table top or basket placed on slippery surfaces. Although very sturdy, this is not a carrying device, and babies must be carried separately from the basket when being moved.

Bolga basket weavers, crafting handmade baskets in Northern Ghana


Starting from a small woven circle, Ghanaian basket weavers work their way out from a central point to reveal beautiful, distinctive Bolga baskets. Sometimes called “market baskets,” Bolga baskets are woven from veta vera, or elephant grass. While the grass is grown primarily in southern Ghana, weavers in the northern region of Bolgatanga excel at transforming the tough grass fiber into the iconic baskets. The people from the region rely on the sale of handcrafted items to supplement their income, and their craftsmanship is demonstrated by the high quality of these artfully woven baskets.

The weaving of Bolga baskets in Ghana has been a traditional skill for many generations, and is often a communal process. The Bolga baskets sold by Swahili Modern are fair trade and a reliable source of income for weavers and their families. Just as the baskets begin as a small circle and expand, so does the impact of purchasing fair trade items that directly benefit, support and empower the artisans who create them.

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