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Checkered Diamonds & Triangles Bolga Plant Basket

Swahili Modern


  • This One-of-a-Kind elephant grass Bolga basket, featuring diamonds and triangles in a black and natural checkered pattern, is perfect to hold houseplants as well as for storage in the house. Perhaps the most iconic of handmade African baskets, Bolga baskets are loved and well-used in homes everywhere for storage and shopping. Handwoven out of stiff elephant grass, these eco-conscious and indispensable planter baskets stand the test of time and can also be easily cleaned and re-shaped with water.

    Measures 18.5" wide (13" width opening), 14" tall. Only one available in this style.

  • Master weaver Tahiru owns a workshop in Bolga that is connected to his home. Having collaborated with high-end designers for a number of American companies, Tahiru is a skilled weaver who has taught both men and women to make bolga baskets of a truly exceptional quality. His generous spirit and talent has allowed many impoverished farmers in the area to attain a sustainable way of living.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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