These beautiful handmade baskets are made by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Northern Ghana. They have been made there for decades, providing a livelihood for many local families. Bolga baskets are made out of a natural and sustainable river grass known locally as Kinkanhe. Some of the grass is dyed with vibrant colors and is woven into intricate patterns to make the basket. The handles are wrapped in leather, making them comfortable to carry. There are countless uses for these wonderful handmade baskets. Patterns vary, most are colorful displaying different geometric patterns. Fair Trade.
Measurements are all very approximate as these baskets are one-of-a-kind, but the small Bolga baskets are roughly 10 to 11 inches in diameter at the top rim.
These baskets are perfect carrying larger lunches, or for storing small toys. We use ours for gathering many eggs from our chickens!
Fair Trade in Africa:
- Use sustainable, local Kinkanhe straw in all of our baskets.
- Families use 100% of the goats that provide leather for the baskets.
- Practice Fair Trade principals. We strive to create environmentally conscious, community sustaining and economically advantaged conditions for all of our employees and partners.