This fair trade Gambibgo pot basket is striking and durable. It is bulb-shaped with an open top, and has a single flexible goatskin handle. This beautiful African basket is approximately 13" in diameter at the bottom and about 15" in the middle, narrowing to 8" at the top. It is approximately 12" deep, not including the handle. It serves well as a tote or sitting in your car or house for storage.
The price shown is for a single basket. We will ship the exact basket that you see in the image. As it is a unique item, only one is available.
To clean or re-shape your Bolga basket, simply wet it with cool water, clean and shape it as needed (use mild soap only and avoid wetting the leather), and allow it to air dry. You should wet the basket about once a year to hydrate the straw and keep it supple.
Gambibgo pot baskets are crafted in the Gambibgo community, near Bolgatanga in Ghana. They are woven from abundant local elephant grass, and the handles are made from goat skin. All our Bolga baskets are purchased using fair trade practices.
About the brand: African Market Baskets is a small business located in Boulder, Colorado that works closely with weavers to ensure fair conditions and wages, as well as high quality products. It is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and Green America, and donates 10% of its profit to Every Basket Helps, a non-profit working to alleviate poverty in northern Ghana.