Bolga Basket with leather handle
Bolga baskets are perhaps the most iconic of handmade African baskets, so it's no surprise that they are loved and well-used in homes everywhere. Talented weavers in Bolgatanga, Ghana, apply their skill to turn stiff stalks of elephant grass into these beautiful works of functional art.
Please note, Bolga baskets are typically crafted with soft goatskin binding the handles. Without leather binding, handles are not as strong.
Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.
NOTE: We ship Bolga baskets in two ways. We can fit more FLATTENED baskets into a box, saving you on shipping costs. Or, we can SHAPE your baskets before they ship. If you do not indicate during checkout that you wish for us to SHAPE your baskets, they will arrive flattened. You can shape your basket by wetting the straw and shaping the basket with your hands, then allowing it to dry.
Materials: Elephant grass, dye, leather