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In Africa, Ghanaian weavers craft beautiful elephant grass baskets for you.

Weaving Elephant Grass Baskets in Ghana, Africa

Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to emerge from colonial rule in 1957.

Today Ghana is known for its rich culture and diverse landscapes, including the savannah grasslands where the weavers get the materials for these baskets.

The heavy elephant grass used in these baskets is tightly woven making each basket strong yet flexible.

Colors and weaving designs on these elephant grass baskets are varied. You'll often get to choose between "bright" or "subdued" colors. Plus, you may tell us if you have any other preferences in colors in the optional "Special Instruction" area at checkout.

Don't worry if your basket becomes "squished" because what makes these baskets really unique is that they can be "re-shaped" by wetting them with water and then "massaging the basket" back into shape with your fist or open hand.

With some baskets, the handles can be pushed down into the baskets and pulled out as needed, making it easy to store when not being used for a picnic or trip to the market.

Bolga Baskets
Our incredibly useful and durable Bolga Baskets are woven in the Bolgatanga region of Northern Ghana. They're available with or without a handle.

For our standard shipping prices, we'll ship the baskets to you "squished" or collapsed (see photo below). In just a few minutes, you can restore your basket to its normal shape by wetting and massaging it. Let it sit to dry. If you put it in the sunshine, drying will only take an hour or so.

Alternatively, choose the "Ship Unsquished" section and we'll add $15 to the shipping price. (It means a much larger box and a special UPS shipping category.) Or call or e-mail us and we will do an individualized shipping calculation for you to see if we can reduce the price.

Bolga basket woven in Ghana, Africa - with handle.

Bolga Basket with Handle

about 11" high (excluding handle), 16" diameter
Colors and weaving designs are varied.
(Sorry - out of stock.)

Basket handles are reinforced with a small amount of cured leather from locally raised goats. Goat is the primary source of protein for people in Ghana, and families who can afford them raise a handful on their small family farms.

cylinder baskets woven in Ghana, Africa.

Set of 3 Nested Cylinder Baskets

(Sorry - out of stock.)

Largest is about 8" high and 10-11" in diameter. Heights of the middle and smallest cylinders are about 7" and 6".

With these choices, you'll have just the right size lidded basket to store your goodies. Note that our stock is now down to just ALL NATURAL colored baskets, which are not shown here. There are no stripes, the basket is all the natural beige color.

weavers in Ghana, Africa crafting elephant grass baskets.

These African weavers thank you for helping to improve their lives.

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