U Shopper [$64.99]Baraka Bolga Baskets
A popular shopping basket that some even use as an open purse. Very beautiful, very practical and so many uses. Hauling in pickings from the garden and orchard, organizing projects and even a decorative base for large plants. GREAT GIFT
A unique, hand-woven creation made by artists, the colours vary and may not be as shown.
BARAKA BOLGA BASKETS are hand made by community-based women’s groups in northern Ghana. Using age-old traditional weaving methods and supported by modern training, quality control and microcredit facilities, the women gather together in groups to make baskets to earn extra income to support their children and families.
Traditional & Fair-Trade. They are Hand Made in small communities, far away from the fashions and retail outlets that so many of us take for granted, people have learned over hundreds of years to be resourceful and creative. And you would be hard-pushed to find a more striking and valued example than the Bolga Basket.
Designed to work hard and still look beautiful, these baskets are like all the very best inventions - simple yet incredibly effective, both as convenience tools and objects to admire in their own right.
Baraka Baskets in the community (Video) Watch the weavers discuss making Baraka Bolga Baskets and their relationship with Baraka
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DIMENSIONS *approximately* 25cm diameter at the bottom, 55cm to top of the handles, height 40cm to top of high side and 34cm to top of the low side, top is about 40 cm in diameter if you make it circular
Baraka Bolga Basket Sizes and Dimensions
Please treat dimensions as approximate only. Each basket is an individual work of art, made by hand and not to any pre-programmed size, using skills and techniques passed down through generations.
The actual size of the basket you get may be larger, or smaller than the dimensions indicated, depending on the feelings and circumstances of the artist who made it on the day it was made.
If you are looking for uniformity, conformity and consistent sizing, these are not the baskets for you. If you want something that is hand-made, with generations of history and brings the energy of its creator, then the odds are you will find the colour and size you get to be perfect!