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$68.00

Talented weavers in Bolgatanga, Ghana, turn stiff stalks of elephant grass into these beautiful works of functional art. This basket features interwoven triangles and diamonds of retro-inspired yellow, orange, and brown.

Measures approximately 15"D x 15"T. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variations in color, patterning, and size are expected. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

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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$68.00

These natural grass baskets are expertly woven by skilled weavers from the Bolgatanga region in Ghana. To create the brilliant rainbow weave, artisans dye strands of elephant grass in an array of colors before weaving. 

The basket can be rinsed with cool water and re-shaped, as needed. Measures approximately 15"D x 15"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

This basket features a grass handle (recommended for home decor use, not carrying heavy items) and may include handle reinforcements crafted from pink leather.

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$68.00

Offered in bright modern shades of red, pink, and purple, this beautifully woven basket is made using durable elephant grass. Each basket is handcrafted by talented weavers in Ghana.

All of the materials used in the bolga baskets are sustainable, and the baskets are fair trade. Measures approximately 15"D x 15"T. Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variations in color, patterning, and size are 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.

$42.00

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. This oval shape makes a perfect basket for harvesting fruit, vegetables, or flowers.

Each basket is finished with a sturdy leather wrapped handle. 

Photos are representative of the general colorway and design, with a red and ink design. 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.

$42.00

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. This oval shape makes a perfect basket for harvesting fruit, vegetables, or flowers.

Each basket is finished with a sturdy leather wrapped handle. 

Photos are representative of the general colorway and design, with green and ink stripes. 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.

$42.00

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 sturdy leather wrapped handle. 

Photos are representative of the general colorway and design, with cinnamon and ink stripes. 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.

$66.00

Woven from durable elephant grass by artisans in Ghana, this beautiful tote features black pinstripes and a natural grass handle. The perfect accessory from home to market to beach and beyond.

Can be rinsed and reshaped with cool water as needed.

Measures 20"L x 8"W x 12"T (18"T to top of handle). Due to the handmade nature of this basket, slight variation is expected. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

$62.00

Woven from durable elephant grass by artisans in Ghana, these color block shopping totes are the perfect accessory from home to market to beach and beyond. The shopper has matching 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 18.5" L x 11"W. Slight variations may occur due to the handmade nature of this product.

$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. To re-shape, simply wet, shape by hand, and let dry.

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. Measures 8"D x 8"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size may vary slightly. 

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$28.00

A smaller version of our popular durable Bolga baskets, this handwoven elephant grass basket is dyed a rich dark brown and will remain functional and beautiful for years. This basket features a soft leather-wrapped handle in brown, matching the dye of the basket.

This smaller size is beloved by children for carrying treasures! Pair with a stuffed animal for a delightful gift.

Measures approximately 8"D x 8"T. Includes a woven handle, wrapped in leather for durability. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variation in color, shape, and size are expected.

$28.00

A smaller version of our popular durable Bolga baskets, this basket is handwoven from thick, tough elephant grass. It is dyed a beautiful, deep blue or blue-green. This smaller size is beloved by children for carrying treasures! Pair with a stuffed animal for a delightful gift.

Measures approximately 8"D x 8"T. Includes a matching leather-wrapped handle. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variation in color (see photo examples for color range), shape, and size are expected.

$28.00

A smaller version of our popular durable Bolga baskets, this basket is handwoven from thick, tough elephant grass and dyed a vivid red. This smaller size is beloved by children for carrying treasures! Pair with a stuffed animal for a delightful gift.

Measures approximately 8"D x 8"T. Includes a matching leather-wrapped handle. Due to the handmade nature of this basket, some variation in color, shape, and size are expected.

$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 12"T (to top of body), 20"T (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 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.

Measures approximately 19"L x 7"W x 16"T. Due to the handmade nature of this tote, some variation is expected. Choose from a brown & cream braided leather handle or solid black leather handle.

$68.00

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.

Measures 18"T x 8"W x 16"L. Due to the handmade nature of this tote, slight variations may occur.

$68.00

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.

$68.00

This durable tote is handwoven in Ghana using tough elephant grass dyed in complementary hues of amaranth red and aqua blue. 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]

$72.00

Woven from durable elephant grass by artisans in Ghana, this beautiful one-of-a-kind tote features sunset hues paired with an aqua stripe, and a natural grass handle. The perfect accessory from home to market, and beyond.

Measures 20" L x 11" W x 15" T (to top of basket), 21" T (to top of handle). Totes can be rinsed and re-shaped with cool water as needed.

$68.00

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

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

Measures approximately 9"W at the base, 18"W across the top and 16"T to top of bag (23-24" to top of handles). Due to the handmade nature of this tote, 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, 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.

$88.00

Woven from a reed-like swamp grass called milulu grass, Iringa baskets are an indispensable utility item from Tanzania, and this stylish tote is one that you can count on using for years to come. To extend the functionality of these durable baskets, artisans in Tanzania add soft leather handles and upper trim.

Tanzanian craftswomen, who have spent decades working with milulu, weave intricate, rust-colored stripes into each basket's design so the designs in this tote may vary from photo.

Even though they are all-natural, the baskets are very durable and can be rinsed with water as needed. Size: 16"L x 10"W x 11"T (to top of tote), 20"T (to top of handles). Size may vary slightly.


Home of the Hehe people, the city of Iringa is situated 300 miles from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south. Iringa is famous for its woven baskets made from local reeds. The baskets are an important source of income for the 100,000 population town and are used across Tanzania and exported worldwide.


$58.00

This beautiful tote is woven by rural Kamba women living near Kitui, Kenya, using a mixture of natural and navy blue sisal fibers. Sisal grows well in the semi-arid climate of eastern Kenya, and this bag is sustainably made as well as fair trade. Finished with leather handles, its versatile size and beautiful design make it both practical and fashionable!

Measures 11"D x 16"W x 10"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size and color may vary slightly.

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!

$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!

$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!

$48.00

Woven from tough, sustainable elephant grass in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, this slim tote is tightly woven, durable, and beautiful. The undyed, natural grass gives the tote a neutral look, highlighting the woven texture. Finished with a leather-wrapped inset handle.

Limited edition. Measures approximately 15" across x 9-10" tall x 4" wide. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size will vary slightly.

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