Pink and Mauve Market Basket Bolga Basket - One-of-a-Kind DesignRegular price £45.00
A striking traditional Ghanaian bolga basket, with gorgeous bands of pink and mauve. Perfect to accompany you on shopping trips, picnic days out, or for use around the home as beautiful storage. Think shoes, newspapers and magazines, toys or even toilet rolls!
Why choose these baskets?
Natural: Woven from the indigenous Veta Vera grass, also called elephant grass because of its strength, that grows naturally and found in abundance around the villages of Bolgatanga, Northern Ghana.
Handmade: continuing time honoured techniques, weavers cut down, hand dye the grass before drying it in the hot Ghanian sun. The grass is split and woven into beautiful designs. Finally the handles are attached. Some use decorative leather, others not, whatever the design this stage is only carried out by experienced weavers, making sure your basket is robust for the ups and downs of every day life.
Supporting Communities: demand for these beautiful baskets is increasing. Exports are a valued source of supplementary income that help to support the villages and families of Northern Ghana.
Unique: each basket is one-of-a-kind. From the shape, to the striking use of colour and pattern, you know you are buying something special that will become your new 'basket for life'.