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$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

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 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 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.

$64.00

These natural grass baskets are tightly woven by expert weavers in Ghana and feature black leather wrapped handles for durability and comfort. 

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

Measures 15"D x 15"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected. Your basket may also need some shaping after shipment; see our Basket Shaping Instructions.

$82.00

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.

$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]

$58.00

This classic white tote, handwoven in Kenya from durable sisal, is roomy and sustainable for carrying whatever you need! Sisal is a tough, natural fiber extracted from the agave plant, prized for its sustainability. Sisal baskets and totes can easily be reshaped when needed; simply dampen with cool water, reshape, and dry in outside or in front of a fan.

Measures 16"D x 16.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

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$88.00

Woven from long strips of fiber extracted from the sisal plant, this gorgeous handbag features a fine lined design and soft leather handles.  

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

Dimensions: 22"L x 15"W x 15"H (to top of bag), 21"H (to top of handles)

Crafted from: Sisal, dye, leather

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these women's totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$82.00

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.

$36.00

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this beautifully simple petite shopper from thick, tough elephant grass. Leather handles make for comfortable carrying and added durability. Bolga baskets stand up to regular use and remain functional and beautiful for years.

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 9"L x 8"W x 11"T. Slight variations may occur due to the handmade nature of this product.

$72.00

A popular choice among green shoppers, busy mothers and picnic planners worldwide, this durable shopper, with braided leather handles, is woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana.

Dimensions: 16"L x 8"W x 18"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

Made in: Ghana

$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

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.

$42.00

These stylish cream handbags are handwoven from durable sisal in Kenya and feature leather handles and a loop and toggle closure.

You'll feel great carrying this purse and knowing that it is fair trade and crafted with environmentally friendly materials. Sisal grass is very sustainable in Kenya and the purse's cow leather is salvaged from local scraps, then cut and conditioned to an impressive finish.

Variation is expected due to the handmade nature of this item

Dimensions: 12"L x 8"W x 9"H

Crafted from: Sisal, leather

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:


In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$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.

$18.00

This reusable shopper is made in Ghana from discarded water sachets. Each designed to zip into its base when not in use, these totes are both practical and eco-friendly. Perfect for on-the-go, these sustainably crafted, durable totes are a must-have!

Due to the handmade nature of these totes and the use of recycled materials, slight variation is expected.

Dimensions:
Unfolded- 16.5" x 12.5" x 6"
Folded- 8.5" x 6" x 1.5"

About the Artisans:

Trashy Bags Africa is a social enterprise making up-cycled eco-friendly products from discarded drinking water sachets that litter the streets of Accra, Ghana. Started in 2007, the organization has collected and recycled over 30 million plastic sachets since then. Each month nearly 200,000 sachets are collected and brought to Trashy Bags Africa, over forty local people are employed to collect, clean and stitch the sachets into durable, eco-friendly accessories. 


    $58.00

    Durable and roomy, this handwoven sisal tote will allow you to carry all kinds of gear! Sustainable and fair trade, the perfect staple for your wardrobe.

    Measures 16"D x 16.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

    About the Artisans:

    In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

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    $68.00

    These beautifully crafted natural baskets are woven by expert weavers in Ghana and feature light brown soft leather wrapped handles for comfort. Great for farmers markets, gardening, shopping, or for easy storage in the home.

    A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable baskets 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: 15"D x 15"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

    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 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]

    $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.

    $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.

    $20.00

    This reusable shopper is made in Ghana from discarded water sachets. Designed to zip neatly into its base when not in use, these totes are both practical and eco-friendly. This style features a colorful patchwork of fabric forming the base, on display when the bag is folded & zipped.

    Due to the handmade nature of these totes and the use of recycled materials, slight variation is expected. Fabric selection varies.

    Dimensions:
    Unfolded- 16.5" x 12.5" x 6"
    Folded- 8.5" x 6" x 1.5"

    About the Artisans:

    Trashy Bags Africa is a social enterprise making up-cycled eco-friendly products from discarded drinking water sachets that litter the streets of Accra, Ghana. Started in 2007, the organization has collected and recycled over 30 million plastic sachets since then. Each month nearly 200,000 sachets are collected and brought to Trashy Bags Africa, over forty local people are employed to collect, clean and stitch the sachets into durable, eco-friendly accessories. 


      $88.00

      Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

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

      Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 12"H (to top of bag), 18"H (to top of handles)

      Crafted from: Sisal, dye, leather

      Made in: Kenya

      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

      $88.00

      Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

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

      Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 12"H (to top of bag), 18"H (to top of handles)

      Crafted from: Sisal, dye, leather

      Made in: Kenya

      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

      $72.00

      A popular choice among green shoppers, busy mothers and picnic planners worldwide, this durable shopper, with braided leather handles, is woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana.

      Dimensions: 16"L x 8"W x 18"H

      Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

      Made in: Ghana

      $58.00

      Kenyan artisans expertly weave long strips of palm leaves to create this stylish open top tote bag. Featuring a leather trimmed top and handles, this tote is the perfect on-the-go accessory and roomy enough to carry it all.

      Size: approximately 20"L x 12"W x 13" (to top of body), 18"H (to top of handles). Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation in size and shape is expected.

      About the Artisans:

      In Nairobi's Banana Hill suburb, African artisans utilize the fiber of banana palm trees, which grow prolifically in East Africa, to create whimsical gifts for local sale and export. Geoffrey and George head up a group of talented creatives with a penchant for portraying nuances of African life through this sustainable, all-natural medium.

      $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.

      $34.00

      Artisans in Ghana weave these shopping totes from durable elephant grass with taller sides to prevent contents from falling out. The handles are wrapped with soft cow leather for extra comfort and stylish look.

      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 9"L x 5"W x 11"T. Slight variations may occur due to the handmade nature of this product.

      $88.00

      Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and soft wool and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

      Measures 14"T x 14"W at the base, and 20-22"W across the top. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

      $88.00

      Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and soft wool and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

      Measures 14"T x 14"W at the base, and 20-22"W across the top. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

      $58.00

      This tote bag, handwoven in Kenya from durable sisal that has been dyed, is a handy staple!

      Measures 16"D x 16.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

      About the Artisans:

      In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

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      $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.

      $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.

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