Bolga Basket Weavers

Bolga Basket Weavers

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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, with its surrounding villages comprise the largest producers of leather works and straw baskets in the country. Basket weaving around Bolgatanga in Upper East Region serves as an example of the craft skills of women in the north. The sales of these baskets have allowed many impoverished farmers in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, West Africa to attain a sustainable way of living.

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Tall Market Basket - Natural

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Stash away household belongings in all-natural storage. This is a beautifully hand-woven basket built with tough elephant grass, making it sturdy and durable. Each purchase empowers the Bolga Basket Weavers...

Details

  • Small: approximately 15" diameter x 15" tall
  • Large: approximately 17" diameter x 17" tall
  • Materials: thick, tough elephant grass, and natural dye
  • Care instructions: Spot clean. Do not expose to moisture.
  • Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly

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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

$ 28.00

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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Petite Open Weave Bohemian Market Basket

$ 48.00

Spend mommy-and-me time at the market using this hand-woven basket. Crafted from durable grasses and built with sturdy handles, little ones will become handy helpers toting colorful produce, sweet pastries,...
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Details

  • Approximately 10" long x 8" wide x 13" tall
  • Materials: thick, tough elephant grass
  • 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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