Imagine your knitting project in this fabulous fair-trade, stylish and sturdy Ghana Basket.
This basket has a single handle and wide mouth. Small Round Bolga Baskets are approximately 10 inches x 9 inches not including the handle. Note: All Big Blue Moma baskets are made by hand and as such, size and shape may vary slightly from what is pictured.
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. [Check out this simple "how to" video.] These baskets are a longstanding tradition in Ghana and you will be amazed at their durability as well as their stylish appearance.
The elephant grass is dyed in rustic pots over a wood burning fire and woven by hand in the Bolgatanga area of Ghana, West Africa. Handles are covered with goat leather, reinforcing its construction while also adding an extra level of comfort when carrying a full load.
Prices shown in CAD not including taxes or shipping.
Canadian shoppers: $10 flat rate shipping or FREE shipping with purchase of $100 or more. Free local delivery to Kingston, ON customers.
Shipping to USA and other countries: Canada Post shipping options are shown at checkout.
"Big Blue Moma is a Canadian artisan company. The inspiration and most of the raw materials for our handmade items come from the West African country of Ghana. We purchase our beads, fabrics and baskets directly from the country's artists and artisans and pay fair market prices. We are a fair-trade company, of course, but we also believe in making conscious business choices, both in Ghana and Canada."