Made by Bolga Basket Weavers
Petite Market Basket - Blue
Whether you're heading to the farmer's market for fresh flowers or the park for a picnic, this beautifully simple basket is the perfect companion. Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this fair trade shopper from thick, tough elephant grass dyed to a rich brown.
* Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly
* Bottom: approximately 11" long x 5.5" wide
* Top: approximately 16" long x 9" wide
* Handles: approximately 7.5" tall
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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