- Diameter: 13"
- Depth: 7", excluding handle
- Color: purple, blue, peach, green, natural
- Country of Origin: Ghana
If you're looking for a mid-sized market style African basket, the medium Bolga Market Basket is a good choice. It is round with a single goat skin handle and is a good farmer's market basket when you just need a few items. It is also a nice size for harvesting vegetables. This versatile and durable basket is 13" in diameter 7" deep, excluding the handle. We sometimes ship our Bolga market baskets flattened to save on shipping costs, and if so we'll include shaping instructions. It's quick and easy!
If you order this beautiful, fair trade market basket, we will ship the exact one seen in the image. Only one is available.
Aside from being good shopping totes, medium Bolga market baskets serve well as harvest baskets, picnic baskets, and Easter baskets. 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 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.