Bolga Baskets

MADE IN GHANA WEST AFRICA

Beautiful bolga baskets are available in our market during the growing season as well as during our Country Sausage season.  These hand-woven baskets are from Ghana, West Africa.  The "Bolga Baskets" are all natural baskets made from elephant grass.  The elephant grass grows wild and is harvested, dried into straw then woven by the women of the village.  The men primarily tan the goat hides and work the leather on the handles.  The weaver/leather crafters of the Bolga Baskets are mostly farm families from the historic town of Bolgatanga.  The families have been weaving and selling these handcrafted works of art for generations!  The purchase of these "Fair Trade" baskets is helping a farmer in Africa!  The specialized weaving process makes these baskets strong but flexible; they can be reshaped or washed by getting them wet with water and forming them with your hands.  Rewetting the basket every now and again will actually add flexibility to the natural fibers and will extend the life of the basket.  The beautiful baskets handcrafted by farmers in Ghana are green, sustainable and long lasting.  These baskets make wonderful "creat your own" gift baskets!!