African Market Baskets
Our large Bolga market basket with a rubber handle is a good option for vegans and others looking for a leather-free market basket. It is 15" in diameter and 10" deep not including the handle. This fair trade African basket is round with a single black rubber handle that is durable and comfortable to hold. Aside from being sturdy shopping totes, Bolga market baskets are well-suited for storing and toting toys, beach towels, picnic and potluck food, and more.
If you order this basket, we will ship the exact one seen in the image. Only one is available.
Our fair trade Bolga baskets are made in the Bolgatanga region of Northern Ghana in West Africa. Bolga baskets are among the best known African baskets because of their versatility and durability. They are woven from elephant grass, which grows abundantly in the area. 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. Last but not least, buying an African basket helps traditional craftsmanship to flourish.
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.