African Bolga Open Storage Basket #3

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  • Diameter: about 15"
  • Depth: about 9"
  • Color: purple, magenta
  • Country of Origin: Ghana

This handwoven Bolga storage basket is round, open at the top and has no handle or lid. It is a fair trade Bolga basket from Ghana and is about 15" in diameter and about 9" deep. Use it for storing linens, toys, kindling, name it. The price shown is for an individual basket. Each basket is unique, so there is only one of the basket shown in the image.

Our Bolga baskets are made in farming communities in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana in West Africa, and purchased using fair trade practices. They are an important source of revenue for the area. Bolga baskets are among the best-known African baskets because of their durability and bright, cheerful appearance. To clean or re-shape yours, simply wet it with cool water, gently shape or clean it as needed, and allow it to air dry. The colors won't bleed into each other and the weave will actually become tighter. 

This basket is created from elephant grass and natural dyes. It contains no leather.

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.

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