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African Market Baskets

African Bolga Market Basket Large With Rubber Handle #1

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  • Diameter: 15"
  • Depth: 9" excluding handle
  • Color: natural, dark blue, olive, magenta, teal
  • Country of Origin: Ghana

Our large Bolga market basket with a rubber handle is a good option for vegans and others looking for a leather-free market basket. It is 15" in diameter and 9" deep, excluding the handle. This fair trade African basket is round with a single black rubber handle that is durable and comfortable to hold. Aside from being sturdy shopping totes, Bolga market baskets are well-suited for storing and toting toys, beach towels, picnic and potluck food, and more. 

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!

If you order this basket, we will ship the exact one seen in the image. Only one is available.

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. 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 profits to Every Basket Helps, a non-profit working to alleviate poverty in northern Ghana.