These beautiful handmade baskets, which are called Bolga baskets, are made by artists in a small village in Northern Ghana called Bolgatanga. They have been made there for decades, providing a livelihood for many local families. Bolga baskets are made out of a natural grass known locally as Kinkanhe. Some of the grass is dyed with vibrant colors and is woven into intricate patterns to make the basket. The handles are wrapped in leather, making them comfortable to carry. Fair Trade, Ghana, Africa.
Please see the pictures below of some of our baskets - in the description, we add the word or words "below" or "see below" when we have a picture of that basket. Click on the picture to see a larger view.
These baskets are perfect for carrying knitting, felting, crafting projects, picnic and snacks to the park, storing diapers and extra baby clothes in the nursery, storing wooden blocks, legos, dollies or other toys. Great for carrying fruit and vegetables home from the Farmer's Market!
We will do our best to describe and measure each basket we have so you can "love" the one you receive. We know this is a basket you'll use every day so we want it to be in your favorite colors. There is only 1 of each basket described. The inch measurement is taken at the opening. Basket depths vary. The baskets pictured are already sold, we cannot photograph each new batch, we just show some sample pictures to give you a sense of the variety. Please make your selection from the pull down menu which describes each current basket in stock. These baskets are shipped flat, you'll want to wet and shape them yourself, we include instructions.
Measurements are taken at the top rim. All baskets have natural color in them, it will be listed as "N". Baskets are either Checked ("C"), have Wide Horizontal Stripes("WHS"), Horizontal Pinstripes("HPS"), Vertical Stripes("VS"), or a Complex Pattern ("CP") which may be a combination of all of these plus more. We will list up to 3 colors, if there are more, they will be called Multi with Pink or Multi without Pink. Pick one that's right for you! THERE IS ONLY ONE OF EACH PATTERN except for the Basket Pairs which are marked as such and sold together. These baskets have the same colors and patterns as each other, so we like to sell them together.