This large Bolga market basket contains no dye, so it is the natural straw color of the grass it is woven from. It is round with a single goat skin handle, and is a perfect farmer's market basket. This fair trade African basket is 15"-16" in diameter and 8"-10" deep, not including the handle. Each one comes with a hang tag with information about fair trade Bolga baskets.
The price shown is for a single basket. Because each basket is handwoven and there are subtle variations in the color of the straw and the appearance of the handle, the basket you receive may vary slightly from the image shown here.
To clean or re-shape a Bolga basket, simply wet it with cool water, clean and shape it as needed, and allow it to air dry. Avoid getting water on the leather handle. You should wet the basket about once a year to hydrate the straw and keep it supple.
Bolga baskets are handcrafted in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, West Africa. They have been used locally as market baskets for generations, and now their production provides income to about 10,000 weavers.
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.