These beautiful market baskets are handwoven in the villages in Bolgatanga in northern Ghana. The bolga baskets are made out of the elephant and sea grass and are functional, durable and long lasting. They are great for shopping, picnics, the beach, home decor and can be used to hold magazines and toys.
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The Bolgatanga region of northern Ghana, and are best known of all African Bolga baskets are handmade in these farming villages. They are woven from the local, abundant kinkanhe grass. They are then colored with natural plant based dyes. The basket handles usually have a goat skin handle, although we have some that are leather-free.
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They are handwoven in Ghana from elephant and sea grass and then colorfully-dyed using plant dye such as sorghum. The Bolga Baskets are then topped with goat-hide leather handles. They come in beautiful, unique sizes, colors and pattern. They baskets have many uses including storage for magazines in the living room, fresh produce in the kitchen, gardening, centerpiece of a fine living room and décor.
The color of each basket may be different than pictured, due to variances in the materials available for use; some baskets may have multiple colors, while others may have a single color.
Dimensions: Approx 15-17" diameter
Item weight: Approx 1.4 lbs
This basket is a one of a kind, you will get the basket pictured. The height is 16 inches and the circumference measures 54 inches. Each basket comes with an information card describing the meaning of the designs. This "Ukhamba" or beer basket is a bulb-shaped basket with a lid traditionally used to store the local brew. They are given as wedding gifts as the designs have specific meaning. You can research the meaning of the design from the product tag image. Handmade in South Africa by Ilala Weavers.