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African Bolga Market Basket Large #17

$58.00
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041526-17
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  • Diameter: 14"
  • Depth: 9" not including handle
  • Color: blue, natural
  • Country of Origin: Ghana

Our large Bolga market basket is the perfect farmer's market basket. It is about 14" in diameter and 9" deep, not including the handle. Aside from being sturdy shopping totes, Bolga market baskets also make good laundry baskets and are well suited for storing and toting toys, beach towels, picnic and potluck food, and more. If you order this basket, we will ship the exact one seen in the image. Only one is available.

We sometimes ship our Bolga baskets flattened to save on shipping costs, and if so we'll include shaping instructions. It's quick and easy!

This fair trade African basket is round with a single leather handle. To clean or shape it, 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 keep the colors vivid.

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: Gitzell Imports is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. Based in St. Charles, Missouri, it specializes in importing handmade baskets from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact us if you're looking for larger quantities and/or different colors and patterns than what you see represented on our website. We often have inventory on hand that we haven't yet displayed on our website. We're always happy to assist customers with large orders and special requests.

 

1 Review

  • 5
    Love My Baskets

    Posted by Becky C. on 30th Jun 2018

    Hi, Just wanted to tell you how happy I am with the baskets I purchased (large market & storage baskets). They are absolutely beautiful & larger than I expected but I have had no problem using them to hide my clutter! I wish I could thank the craftsperson face-to-face. When I glance at the baskets I am reminded of our human “family.” In these turbulent times it is good to reflect on our commonality. Shipping was quick, condition perfect & product very worthwhile and reasonably priced. Thank you, Becky