Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave these useful and durable baskets from thick, tough elephant grass. Bolga baskets stand up to any task while remaining functional and beautiful for years.
Each basket features a leather wrapped handle. Choose from 4 different colorways.
Photos are representative of the general colorway and design, but because they are handmade, each basket will be unique and lovely.
Baskets measure 15"D x 15"T. Size may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this product.
The weaving of "market baskets" in Ghana has been a traditional skill for many generations. Because the soil around Bolgatanga is not fertile enough to sustain agriculture, the people of the region rely upon handicraft products to supplement their income. The Bolga baskets sold by Swahili Modern are Fair Trade and are a reliable source of income for women weavers and their families.