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Ghana Baskets

Baby Doll Bassinet

GH41F

  • This adorable doll bassinet for your "little mama or daddy" is handwoven from durable stalks of elephant grass and comes with comfortable leather-wrapped carry handles for those small hands. Imagine their delight as they put their baby dolls or stuffed animals to bed. These baby-doll Moses baskets are handcrafted by Ghanaian weavers.

    Size: 21"L x 13"W x 8"T (to top of basket), 14"T (to top of handles), although it may vary slightly due to the handcrafted nature of the basket.


Bolga basket weavers, crafting handmade baskets in Northern Ghana

A TRADITION OF BASKET WEAVING IN 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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