This large oval Bolga basket has two goat skin handles and makes a great shopping tote. Keep one in your car as a catch-all for mail, water bottles, and the like. It is a handmade and sustainable product from upper Ghana, where the Frafra people have woven beautiful baskets for generations. This fair trade West African basket is approximately 18" long, 8" wide, and 10" deep.
The price shown is for a single basket. We will ship the exact one seen in the image. Only one is available.
To clean or re-shape a Bolga basket, soak it in cool water, clean and/or 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.
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.