This basket is one of our more popular styles. It's has double handles and a wide mouth make it a great market basket, magazine storage or fruit basket. The black and white goat leather handle is the signature of the collective we buy from. The elephant grass is dyed in rustic pots over a wood burning fire and the handles are sewn by the men who are employed by the collective. All baskets are woven by hand in the Bolgatanga area of Ghana, West Africa. Handles are covered with goat leather reinforcing it's construction while also adding an extra level of comfort when carrying a full load.
Large Round Bolga Baskets are approximately 15 inches x 11 inches not including the handle and fold for easy shipping.
The majority of African baskets are shipped flat and can be easily reshaped by submerging in water. Maintain your Ghana basket by submerging it fully once or twice a year to hydrate the grasses and tighten up the weave. These baskets are a longstanding tradition in Ghana and you will be amazed at their durability as well as their stylish appearance.
All Big Blue Moma baskets are made by hand and as such, size and shape may vary slightly from what is pictured. Dimensions are always approximate because each one is an individualized handmade work of art.