Ghanaian Large Bolga Shopping Basket With Leather Handle 'Ocean Hues'

Perfect for shopping with, this basket bag with woven handles is great for vegetables and small goods. The woven handle makes it comfortable to carry and the thick woven straw will stand the test of time.

Sourced on co-founder Bee's recent trip to Ghana, these traditional Bolga baskets are hand woven with hard wearing thick straw. The high quality of craftsmanship makes them a once in a lifetime purchase, if you can resist buying more than just one! They are a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to plastic and even cheap cotton shopping bags but also make for great storage.

This basket is handmade using natural dyes and traditional weaving techniques.

The sale of our baskets encourages the craft of basket weaving to continue being handed down from generation to generation and provides an alternative to poaching and farming during drought.

PLEASE READ: These products are handmade and although we strive to make them identical, there may be very slight differences between them.  Handles may differ.

ARTISANS & VALUES

Our woven baskets and fans from Ghana are made by a talented group of artisans based in the Upper East Region, under the Burkina Fasso border. The baskets are made with indigenous veta vera which grows abundantly in this hot, dry area.

The co-operative we have partnered with is led by Agana who works very close with the weavers. 

Read more about our Artisans here.

SIZING

Top Diameter 44.5cm/ 48cm (height with handle)/ 25.5cm (height without handle)

CARE

Wipe clean with a damp cloth, when using our baskets for plants we advise you put a saucer or a plate in the bottom first, to avoid contact with water. Keep out of direct sunlight.

Read more about how to care for your goods on our Care Guide