This fair trade extra-large oval basket is the largest Bolga basket that we carry in this shape. It is approximately 23" long x 9" wide x 9" tall, with two flexible leather goatskin handles. This attractive and well-made basket is a nice alternative to the traditional round Bolga market basket.
The price shown is for an individual basket. We will ship the exact basket that you see in the image. Only one is available.
To clean or re-shape your Bolga basket, simply wet it with cool water, clean and shape it as needed (use mild soap only and avoid wetting the leather), and allow it to air dry. You should wet the basket about once a year to hydrate the straw and keep it supple.
This basket was made in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, where basket weaving supplements farming and herding income.
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.