|CHEST FIT (INCHES)||28"||30"||32"||34"||36"||38"||40"|
|CHEST FIT (CM)||716||76||81||86||91.5||96.5||101.1|
|WAIST FIR (INCHES)||21"||23"||25"||27"||29"||31"||33"|
|WAIST FIR (CM)||53.5||58.5||63.5||68.5||74||79||84|
|HIPS FIR (INCHES)||33"||34"||36"||38"||40"||42"||44"|
|HIPS FIR (CM)||81.5||86.5||91.5||96.5||101||106.5||111.5|
|SKORT LENGTHS (SM)||36.5||38||39.5||41||42.5||44||45.5|
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A TRADITION OF BASKET WEAVING IN GHANA
Starting from a small woven circle, Ghanaian basket weavers work their way out from a central point to reveal beautiful, distinctive Bolga baskets. Sometimes called “market baskets,” Bolga baskets are woven from veta vera, or elephant grass. While the grass is grown primarily in southern Ghana, weavers in the northern region of Bolgatanga excel at transforming the tough grass fiber into the iconic baskets. The people from the region rely on the sale of handcrafted items to supplement their income, and their craftsmanship is demonstrated by the high quality of these artfully woven baskets.
The weaving of Bolga baskets in Ghana has been a traditional skill for many generations, and is often a communal process. The Bolga baskets sold by Swahili Modern are fair trade and a reliable source of income for weavers and their families. Just as the baskets begin as a small circle and expand, so does the impact of purchasing fair trade items that directly benefit, support and empower the artisans who create them.
HANDWOVEN WITH CARE
Durable Bolga baskets are hand-woven and stand the test of time. Stalks of elephant grass are split, and twisted before the weaving process even begins. The grass is then often hand-dyed to create vibrant colors and intricate patterns. Lastly, the many fibers of grass that fan out from the finished weave are carefully trimmed and tucked away to reveal each beautiful basket.
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 predominantly 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 black and/or brown leather.
This durable basket is handmade in Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. The basket's domed lid allows for an impressive amount of storage.
Woven by experienced Wolof weavers, the baskets are sturdy and provide years of beauty and utility. Measures 13"D x 13"T; size may vary slightly.
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These bright African baskets are handwoven in Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. A favorite choice for storing toys, scarves, and craft supplies, each basket includes a fitted lid with braided handle.
Measures 8.5" x 8.5"; due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly. Fair trade.
Handwoven in Senegal, these bright baskets are created using natural grasses and salvaged plastic strips. Each basket includes a fitted lid and knob for easy on-off.
The baskets are a great way to deliver gifts or hold small treasures. Measures 5.5"D x 6.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur.
These African nesting baskets are woven in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic featuring a calming palette of blues.
Small: 11"L x 8"W x 2"T; Medium: 13"L x 10"W x 2.5"T' Large: 16"L x 12"W x 3.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, slight variation may occur.
These modern African baskets, woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic from a local Senegal prayer mat factory, are perfect for storing smaller items. Each basket features blossom-shaped accents and includes a fitted lid with braided pull handle.
The sale of the baskets helps support a network of rural Senegalese craftswomen and their families.
Measures 8.5"T x 8.5"D; due to the handcrafted nature of this basket size may vary slightly. Fair trade.
Whether used for harvesting, as a tabletop storage basket or as a wall adornment, this handcrafted piece of art represents Uganda's "moon mountains" beautifully. Featuring a vivid icy blue and cream pattern, this basket is a gorgeous addition to any space.
Size: 16"L x 16"W x 4"H. Because these are handcrafted items, colors and patterns may vary slightly.
About the Artisans:
Skilled weavers living in the ethereal Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda fashion this beautiful floral motif basket from banana leaf or papyrus stalks and dyed raffia.
This beautiful baby bassinet featuring soft blue accents is handcrafted by Ghanaian basket weavers and has leather-wrapped carry handles. Woven from durable elephant grass, it can be easily toted wherever a busy parent needs to go. It also makes a great storage basket once the baby has outgrown it.
Size: 28"L x 18"W x 12"T (to top of basket), 18"T (to top of handles), though it may vary slightly due to the handcrafted nature of this basket. Handles are reinforced with natural and turquoise leather.
CAUTION: This product is suitable only for babies who cannot sit up unaided, roll over, or push up on their hands and knees and designed for stationary naptime use. Although very sturdy, this is not a carrying device, and babies must be carried separately from the basket when being moved. It should not be placed on slippery surfaces.
Mattress not included.
Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal hand-weave baskets in the traditional coil weaving method, using natural grass. Interweaving colorful strips of plastic, salvaged from a mat factory in Dakar, the weavers brighten up the baskets and create designs.
Cattails grow abundantly in rural Senegal, making this natural grass a sustainable choice. The Wolof women earn a sustainable income from basket weaving, while enriching homes around the world with modern African craftsmanship.
This hamper basket features inset handles and a flat lid.
Measures approximately 19" tall by 17" wide.
Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.
Using cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic, rural Wolof women in Senegal hand weave this beautiful basket. With a snug-fitting flat lid, our warming baskets are a perfect way to present baked goods to loved ones as well as covered storage for your odd and ends.
Measures 13"D x 8"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.
These natural grass baskets are tightly woven by expert weavers in Ghana. A smaller version of our kettle basket, they feature a vibrant teal pattern (patterns vary), a pear-shaped bottom and a grass swing handle.
Woven from sustainable and durable elephant grass, 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 8"D x 6"T (9" to top of handle). Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, woven patterns are varied, and some variation is expected in the size and coloration of this basket. See photos for examples.