Depth: Approximately 10", Excluding Handle.
Color and Pattern: Varies. Select your basket from the images, or let us choose for you and you'll save 10%.
Country of Origin: Ghana
This extra large market basket is the largest version of our Bolga market baskets. It is round with a single goat skin handle, and is 17"-19" in diameter and about 10" deep, excluding the handle. Each one comes with a hang tag with information about fair trade Bolga baskets, as well as a care card. The price shown is for a single basket. You can select your basket from the images shown here, or select the "We Choose, You Save 10% Option". If we pick for you, you will receive a discount on a high quality, beautiful market basket that we haven't yet had time to photograph for our website. Please note that each image represents a single, specific basket, so you can't order multiples of it.
This basket is often used as a laundry basket, farmer's market tote, or for storing toys, linens, and other household items. We like it for camping and for road trips, as it can hold an amazing amount of goods, and stands up well to heavy use.
Our beautiful Bolga baskets are made in the Bolgatanga region of Northern Ghana in West Africa, and are fair trade products. Bolga baskets are among the best known African baskets because of their versatility and durability. They are made entirely from sustainable resources, and their production has a minimal impact on the environment. The villagers have made these baskets for generations to store and carry food, and they now export enough to provide income to about 10,000 weavers.
Please note that when multiple Bolga market baskets are ordered we may on occasion flatten them in order to minimize the number of boxes being shipped. If this happens, simply wet the baskets when you receive them, shape them, and allow them to air dry. Avoid getting the leather wet. You should wet the basket about once a year to hydrate the straw and keep it supple.