- Diameter: 14" at top, 8" at bottom
- Depth: 6"
- Color: natural, olive, teal
- Country of Origin: Ghana
This Bolga countertop basket is round and deep. In addition to storing fruit, bread and other kitchen items, it makes a great gift basket or fair trade Easter basket. This versatile basket is about 14" in diameter at the top, tapering to about 8" at the bottom. It is about 6" deep.
If you order this basket we will ship the exact one seen in the image. Only one is available.
To clean or re-shape a Bolga basket, simply wet it with cool water, clean and shape it as needed, and allow it to air dry. Store it away from direct sunlight to preserve the vibrant colors.
Our fair trade Bolga baskets are made in the Bolgatanga region of northern Ghana in West Africa. Bolga baskets are among the best known African baskets because of their versatility and durability. They are woven from elephant grass, which grows abundantly in the area, and the leather handles are made from local goat skin. The basket export industry is a critical source of income for the weavers, especially when harvests are poor. Bolga baskets are also sustainable products, and their production has a minimal impact on the environment. Last but not least, buying an African basket helps traditional craftsmanship to flourish.
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 profit to Every Basket Helps, a non-profit working to alleviate poverty in northern Ghana.