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Ghana Bolga Market Basket


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 You will enjoy this practical native basket expertly woven by our indigenous villagers of Bolgatanga in Northern Ghana to our design specifications. This cottage industry dates back centuries. The baskets are woven of elephant grass that is indigenous to the area. They depend on the income from this trade to support their families and educate their children. It is a lot of fun working with them to create unique designs and colors. This type of basket is a workhorse in Ghanaian society for everyday chores. They are very sturdy and support a lot of weight. They do not stain and can be easily reshaped by submerging them in water (they dry very quickly as well). The best part is their versatile use - as picnic or shopping baskets, storing magazines, towels, or fruits. The leather wrapped handles feel comfortable in your hand.  The handcrafted nature of this product will produce subtle variations adding to its unique qualities. Measurements may vary slightly. Dimensions - 18"L x 12" wide. 18"H including handles.