Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave these useful and durable baskets from sturdy elephant grass, creating bright patterns as they weave. Bolga baskets stand up to any task while remaining functional and beautiful for years. Our new oval shape makes a perfect basket for harvesting fruit, vegetables, or flowers.
Each basket is finished with a sturdy leather wrapped handle. Choose from 3 colorways.
Photos are representative of the general colorway and design. Because they are handmade, each basket will be unique and lovely.
Baskets measure 16" long x 8" wide x 7" tall (to top of basket); 12" tall (to top of handle). Size may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this product.
While thick clusters of veta vera, also known as elephant grass, grow primarily in southern Ghana, weavers in the far northern Bolgatanga region excel at transforming the tough plant fiber into iconic baskets that are collected around the world. Most basket weavers live in small villages surrounding Bolgatanga, and enjoy weaving as a means to earn income to supplement farming and animal husbandry.