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Bolga Market Baskets with Rubber Handles

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Did you know we offer some styles of African baskets with rubber handles as an alternative to leather? Both our large Bolga market baskets and small Bolga market baskets have this option. You can purchase online or at our Port Gamble, Washington store. The recycled rubber handles are durable as well as comfortable to grip. All of our Bolga baskets are handmade, fair trade products of the West African nation of Ghana.

West African Straw Fans

We are fully stocked up again on our West African Straw Fans, available online and at our Port Gamble store. These fair trade fans are made from elephant grass with goatskin handles, and hail from Ghana. They work really well but also can be decorative. $24.99.

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Wool Knit Christmas Stockings from Nepal

Every October we make the same apology about it being terribly early to post about Christmas. However, every year we have customers awaiting our fall shipment of handmade wool knit Christmas stockings from Nepal, and since some styles sell out quickly, we like to get word out early. Our 2017 selection is now in stock [...]

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Cuban Heels Trio Friday, 9/1, on Winslow Green!

Our summer music series at Winslow Green hits its grand finale Friday, September 1st, with the Cuban Heels Trio. Free, live, Cuban music in conjunction with the Bainbridge Island's monthly Art Walk! Tango Zulu will be open until 8pm and will have a big ol' sidewalk sale....so you really need to be there!

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Eclipse Schedule

Our brick and mortar stores in Port Gamble, WA and Bainbridge Island, WA will open at noon Pacific Time tomorrow, 8/21, so employees can view the eclipse. We won't be available to take calls regarding internet calls until after that time.

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Product Spotlight: Binga Baskets from Zimbabwe

Binga baskets, also commonly called Tonga baskets, are traditional grain winnowing baskets handmade by the Batonga people in the Binga district in Zimbabwe. Most are characterized by a round, flat shape that display easily on walls, although occasionally they are bowl-shaped. They are typically cream and brown colored, and are lightweight with a sturdy rim. [...]

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Product Spotlight: Zulu Wire Baskets

The Zulu people of South Africa have a long tradition of  high quality basket weaving, as evidenced by the spectacular Ukhamba baskets. In recent years, they have added a modern twist with the use of telephone wire. It is thought that Zulu men working as security guards began using scrap wire to decorate their batons, [...]

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Product Spotlight: African Straw Hats

We have carried West African straw hats, from Ghana and Burkina Faso, since 2010. These unlined herder's hats excel at sun protection, are made from lightweight elephant grass, and have braided leather chin straps. They can be shaped by soaking them in cool water, allowing the water to soak in for about a minute, and [...]

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Product Spotlight: Zulu Ukhamba Baskets

We carry a wide range of traditional ilala palm Zulu Ukhamba baskets, also called Zulu beer baskets, which are among the best known handmade baskets in the world. Made by the Zulu people of South Africa, these stunning pot-shaped baskets are hand-woven from a wetland grass and ilala palm leaves, and are dyed with extracts [...]

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Port Gamble Summer Faire August 6th

We are pleased to announce that the business owners in Port Gamble have come together and created a family-fun event set to take place on Sunday August 6th, 2017 from 10AM-5PM. Port Gamble Summer Faire boasts a fun-filled afternoon of activities, shopping, live music, and even some interesting animals. Summer Faire will be held in [...]

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