Bolga Basket Weavers

Bolga Basket Weavers

About Our Artisan Partner


Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, West Africa, weave beautiful and durable baskets from thick, tough elephant grass. A classic icon of African craftsmanship, most Bolga baskets hold up to daily use for years on end. Today, Bolgatanga, known as the crafts center of Northern Ghana, and its surrounding villages are some of the largest producers of leather works and straw baskets in the country. Basket weaving around Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region serves as an example of the craft skills of women in the north. Purchases of these baskets have allowed many weavers in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana to attain a sustainable way of living.

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Straw Maraca Shaker

$ 12.00

Shake things up. This beautifully handmade maraca is perfect for your music-loving friend or having fun with your little ones. The color combination varies from piece to piece, making each...

Details

  • Approximately 12" long x 4.25" wide x 1" thick
  • Materials: elephant grass, dye, calabash gourd
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Petite Palm Shopper

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This petite basket is the perfect accessory for all your outings from brunch to the beach! Keep one for yourself and get a matching one for your favorite little one....

Details

  • Approximately 10" tall x 13" wide
  • Materials: elephant grass and leather
  • Care instructions: Spot clean. Do not expose to moisture.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Palm Shopper

$ 62.00

This market basket is hand-woven from palm fronds and trimmed with cognac leather—perfect for toting all your fresh market finds. Each purchase empowers women artisans at Bolga Basket Weavers in...

Details

  • Approximately 10" tall x 15" wide
  • Materials: thick, tough elephant grass, leather, and natural dye
  • Care instructions: Spot clean. Do not expose to moisture.
  • As with all handmade items, variations will occur

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Natural Market Basket - Tan Handle

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Use this basket for your next trip to the market, to the grocery store, or to a picnic. Hand-woven and fair trade, each basket is one-of-a-kind. Every purchase supports artisans...
Small

Details

  • Small approximately 9" diameter x 9" tall
  • Materials: thick, tough elephant grass, leather, and natural dye
  • Care instructions: Spot clean. Do not expose to moisture.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Country: Ghana

COUNTRY: GHANA

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Technique: Basket Weaving

TECHNIQUE: BASKET WEAVING

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