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Ghana Bolga Baskets & Totes

In the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, West Africa, artisans weave iconic storage baskets and shopping totes from natural grass. The durable baskets can even be rinsed with cool water and reshaped when needed.

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$64.00

This gorgeous checkerboard basket is crafted in Bolgatanga, Ghana, by weavers who apply their skill, turning stiff stalks of elephant grass into these beautiful works of functional art.

Measures 15"D x 15"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation is expected. 

NOTE: In response to requests for bolga baskets with less leather, we now offer many baskets without goatskin-wrapped handles! This basket is reinforced with a small amount of leather at each end of the handle, and the rest of the handle is natural grass. Grass handled baskets like this one are best used for display or decor. Please consider reinforcing the handle if you choose to use it for heavy carrying.

$68.00

A perfect tote to carry from the market to the beach and beyond, this lace shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from stalks of natural elephant grass, with soft leather handles for durability and comfort. 

In addition to being a popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, the lace weave of this tote makes it a stylish accessory. It can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Measures approximately 18"L x 10"W x 15"T (to top of tote), 24"T (to top of handles). Due to the handmade nature of this tote, slight variations are expected.

$74.00

A perfect tote to carry from the market to the beach and beyond, this shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from thick stalks of natural elephant grass, with soft leather handles for added comfort and durability.

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 18"T x 8"W x 16"L

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$74.00

A perfect accessory from home to market to beach and beyond, this shopper handcrafted from thick stalks of elephant grass has soft leather handles for added comfort.

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable bags stand the test of time, even with daily use. The bags can also be easily cleaned and re-shaped with water.

Measures approximately 16"L x 8"W x 18"T. Slight variations may occur due to the handmade nature of this product.

$74.00

A stylish tote for the farmer's market, picnic, or beach, these beautiful and durable shoppers are woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana. This roomy tote is accented by stripes of lacy weaving, and the handle is covered in braided brown leather.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 16"T x 7"W x 19"L

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$36.00

This delicate-looking petite tote, with its lacy woven style, is anything but delicate! Handwoven in Ghana from tough elephant grass, it will stand up to years of use and remain beautiful.

Measures approximately 12"L x 7"W x 13"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, slight variation is expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$68.00

This stunning Bolga basket with a deep-blue ink and natural geometric pattern is tightly handwoven by talented weavers in Bolgatanga, Ghana, turning stiff stalks of elephant grass into works of functional art. 

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable market baskets stand the test of time, even with daily use. The baskets can also be rinsed with cool water and re-shaped, as needed.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 15"L x 15"W x 15"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

Made in: Ghana

$68.00

In rural areas around Bolgatanga, Ghana, talented artisans turn stiff stalks of elephant grass into these beautiful works of functional art. This basket features interwoven diamonds and stripes.

Measures approximately 15"D x 15"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variations in color, pattern placement, and size are expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$28.00

A smaller version of our beautiful and durable Bolga baskets, this popular basket style is handwoven from thick, tough elephant grass and will stand up to use and remain functional and beautiful for years.

This small size is wonderful small storage, and it's perfect for children's hands. Add a stuffed animal for a wonderful fair trade gift for a child!

This natural basket features a leather-wrapped handle in a rich red-brown.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 8"D x 8"T

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$28.00

These sweet baskets are just the right size for kids to carry. Baby Bolga baskets are woven in Ghana using elephant grass. Just like our larger Bolga baskets, the tough, natural fiber makes the baskets durable and water-resistant.

Baskets will all include pink and various other bright colors, but designs and colors are assorted—see photos for examples of the current batch of baskets. Each basket is handmade and unique. Each basket is finished a leather-wrapped handle in black and/or brown leather.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 8"D x 8"T

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$28.00

These sweet 8"x 8" baskets are just the right size for children's hands to hold. Baby Bolga baskets are woven in Ghana using natural elephant grass. Just like our larger Bolga baskets, this tough fiber makes the baskets extremely durable and water-resistant. 

Baskets will be predominantly blue, but designs and colors are assorted—see photos for examples. Each basket is handmade and unique. Each basket is finished a leather-wrapped handle in black and/or brown leather.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 8"D x 8"T

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$28.00

For trick or treat or Easter baskets, these sweet 8"x 8" baskets are just the right size for children's hands to hold. Baby Bolga baskets are woven in Ghana using natural elephant grass. Just like our larger Bolga baskets, this tough fiber makes the baskets extremely durable and water-resistant. Just wet with cool water and reshape as needed, then air dry.

Baskets will be natural grass with dark navy blue accents, but designs are assorted—see photos for examples. Each basket is handmade and unique. Each basket is finished a leather-wrapped handle in black and/or brown leather.

$44.00

When the baby Bolga is too small and the classic Bolga is too big, we have something just right: the midsize Bolga basket! This basket features a classic sawtooth weave pattern, in a beautiful mix of red, pink, deep blue, and natural grass. The baskets in this edition are similar but not identical; please see photos for examples.

Measures approximately 12"D x 12"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variations in color, pattern placement, and size are expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$74.00

This durable tote is handwoven in Ghana using tough elephant grass and features vibrant blue zigzag stripes. It features soft leather-wrapped handles for comfort and durability.

The totes are tightly woven, durable and can stand the test of time. 

Measures 16"L x 8"W x 18"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, slight variation is expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$68.00

A perfect tote to carry from the market to the beach and beyond, this lace shopper is handcrafted in Ghana from stalks of natural elephant grass and finished with leather handles. In addition to being a popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, the lace weave of this tote makes it a stylish accessory.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from 100% natural elephant grass.

Approximate Size: 16"L x 9"W x 10"H (to top of tote), 15"H (to top of handles)

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$28.00

These sweet baskets are just the right size for children's hands to hold—perfect for trick or treat or an Easter basket! Baby Bolga baskets are woven in Ghana using natural elephant grass. Just like our larger Bolga baskets, this tough fiber makes the baskets extremely durable and water-resistant. 

Baskets will be a mix of blue and green, but designs and colors are assorted—see photos for examples. Each basket is handmade and unique. Each basket is finished a leather-wrapped handle in brown leather.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 8"D x 8"T

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$28.00

A smaller version of our beautiful and durable Bolga baskets, this popular basket style is handwoven from thick, tough elephant grass and will stand up to use and abuse and remain functional and beautiful for years.

This small size is wonderful small storage, and it's perfect for children's hands. Add a stuffed animal for a wonderful fair trade gift for a child!

This natural basket features a black leather-wrapped handle.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 8"D x 8"T

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$28.00

Looking for a new basket for Trick or Treat? These sweet 8"x 8" baskets are just the right size for children's hands to hold. Baby Bolga baskets are woven in Ghana using natural elephant grass. Just like our larger Bolga baskets, this tough fiber makes the baskets extremely durable and water-resistant. 

Baskets will be orange and natural grass colors, but designs are assorted—see photos for examples. Each basket is handmade and unique. Each basket is finished a leather-wrapped handle in brown leather.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 8"D x 8"T

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$28.00

Looking for a new basket for Trick or Treat? These sweet 8"x 8" baskets are just the right size for children's hands to hold. Baby Bolga baskets are woven in Ghana using natural elephant grass. Just like our larger Bolga baskets, this tough fiber makes the baskets extremely durable and water-resistant. 

Baskets will be orange, indigo, teal and natural grass colors, but designs are assorted—see photos for examples. Each basket is handmade and unique. Each basket is finished a leather-wrapped handle in brown leather.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from natural elephant grass and leather.

Approximate Size: 8"D x 8"T

Made in: Ghana

Care: Rinse with cool water and reshape as needed. See our Basket Care and Reshaping page to learn more.

$44.00

When the baby Bolga is too small and the classic Bolga is too big, we have something just right: the midsize Bolga basket! This basket features a variety of classic weaving patterns, in a bright, bold mix of magenta, lime, navy and/or black. The baskets in this edition are similar but not identical; please see photos for examples.

Measures approximately 12"D x 12"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variations in color, pattern placement, and size are expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$44.00

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 leather wrapped handle. 

Photos are representative of the general colorway and design, with red, green and navy. Because they are handmade, each basket will be unique. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

Baskets measure approximately 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.

$44.00

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 leather wrapped handle. 

Photos are representative of the general colorway and design, with orange, green, and some accents of blue or berry colors. Because they are handmade, each basket will be unique. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

Baskets measure approximately 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.

$44.00

When the baby Bolga is too small and the classic Bolga is too big, we have something just right: the midsize Bolga basket! This basket features a stripes in shades of blue and a fully leather-wrapped handle.

Measures approximately 12"D x 12"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variations in color, pattern placement, and size are expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

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