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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

$ 21.00 $ 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 Palm Shopper

$ 21.00
$ 28.00
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Palm Shopper

$ 46.50 $ 62.00

This oversized 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...

Details

  • Approximately 17" x 11" x 12"
  • 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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Palm Shopper

$ 46.50
$ 62.00
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Oversized Market Basket - Natural

$ 96.00 $ 128.00

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...
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Details

  • Small: approximately 18.5" wide, 9" tall
  • Medium: approximately 20" wide, 10.5" tall
  • Large: approximately 22.5" wide, 12" tall
  • Materials: thick, tough elephant grass, and natural dye
  • Care instructions: Spot clean using minimal water. Dab (do not rub) using an undyed paper towel or cloth to prevent the colors from bleeding. Dry completely to avoid molding. To preserve the natural colors and stop fading, do not place in direct sunlight.
  • Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly

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Country: Ghana

COUNTRY: GHANA

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Technique: Basket Weaving

TECHNIQUE: BASKET WEAVING

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