African Market Baskets
Our large Bolga market basket with a rubber handle is a great option for vegans and others looking for a leather-free market basket. It is 15" in diameter and 9" 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 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, we will ship the exact one seen in the image. Only one is available.
To clean or re-shape a Bolga basket, simply wet it with cool water, clean and/or 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 Bolga 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 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.