- Diameter: 15.5"
- Depth: 9" not including handle
- Color: natural, blue
- Country of Origin: Ghana
Our large Bolga market basket is the quintessential farmer's market basket. This fair trade African basket is round with a durable leather handle. It is 15.5" 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.
To clean or 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 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 and Bali.
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.