African Bolga Market Basket Large
Depth: 8"-10" Not Including Handle
Color and Pattern: Varies (You can choose your Bolga basket from the images shown here, or let us choose for you and save 10%)
Country of Origin: Ghana
Our large African Market Basket, also called Bolga Market basket or Ghana Market Basket, is the quintessential farmer's market basket. It is 15"-16" in diameter, 8"-10" deep not including the handle, and 14"-16" deep including the handle. This fair trade African basket is round with a single goat skin handle. Each one includes a hang tag with information about fair trade Bolga baskets as well as care instructions. 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.
You can choose your basket from the options displayed here, and you will receive the one shown in the picture. Alternatively, you can select the "We Choose, You Save 10%" option, and let us choose your Bolga basket for you. You will save 10% and will receive a high quality market basket that we haven't yet had a chance to photograph and display on the website. The price shown is for a single basket. Each basket is unique, so there is only one of each basket shown in an image.
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.
Please note that when multiple Bolga market baskets are ordered we may on occasion flatten them in order to minimize the number of parcels being shipped. If this happens, simply wet the baskets when you receive them, shape them, and allow them to air dry.
Contact us if you're looking for larger quantities and/or different colors and patterns than what you see represented on our website. We can generally get more baskets in stock within three business days, and 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.