Our large Bolga market basket is the quintessential farmer's market basket. It is 14 1/2" in diameter and 8" deep, not including the handle. This fair trade African basket is round with a single leather handle. Aside from being sturdy shopping totes, Bolga market baskets also make good laundry baskets and are well suited for storing and toting toys, beach towels, picnic and potluck food, and more.
The price shown is for a single basket. If you order this basket, you will receive the exact one seen in the image. Each basket is unique, so you can only order one.
To clean or re-shape a Bolga basket, simply wet it with cool water, clean and shape it as needed (use mild soap only), and allow it to air dry. You should wet the basket about once a year to hydrate the straw and keep it supple.
Our beautiful African Bolga Market Baskets are made in farming communities in the Bolgatanga area of 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 woven from elephant grass, the leather handles are made from goat skin, and the dyes are produced from local minerals and vegetation. The basket export industry is a critical source of income for the weavers, especially when harvests are poor. Bolga baskets are also sustainable products, and their production has a minimal impact on the environment.
Contact us if you're looking for larger quantities and/or different colors and patterns than what you see represented on our website. We often have inventory on hand that we haven't yet displayed on our website. We're always happy to assist customers with large orders and special requests.
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 profits to Every Basket Helps, a non-profit working to alleviate poverty in northern Ghana.