SAND ~ Navy tones
This large basket is hand-woven from the elephant grass which grows in the rich flood plains of the White Volta near the village of Bolgatanga, Northern Ghana.
They’re equipped with durable leather handles and are perfect for shopping, in the garden, around the home or just sitting pretty. Fully malleable and easy to reshape, simply immerse in water for a few minutes and adjust while wet.
Country of Origin: Ghana
Material: Elephant Grass, Leather
Diameter Approx: 44cm x 31cm
The Bashiri Story:
We believe in supporting and respecting the artists we buy from, doing business at local and fair market prices. We get to know each artist and supplier personally, establishing rapport and learning about the pieces they create before purchasing.
Our relationships with these artists and suppliers are strengthened by our annual visits. We believe this mutual loyalty and respect fosters good karma and results in these wonderful products being created with greater pride, respect and care.
Our Bolga Baskets are personally purchased by our Director Simon in the satellite villages of Bolgatanga in northern Ghana.
We have been working with the same weavers since 1997 and have established a successful ongoing partnership that employs over 30 locals and their families
As we trade directly with the artisans there is not a certificate per se, even though the trade conditions match those of certified programs.