WALEWALE is a hand woven market basket produced in the traditional Ghanaian bolga basket style. With tribal patterns in blue, green and orange, this fair trade basket is perfect for market trips or picnics, but can also be put to use all over the home – as a laundry basket, toy basket, vegetable basket, blanket basket – the possibilities are endless! Every market basket in this collection is totally unique – made once and sold once.
Woven from ethically-sourced veta vera grass in Northern Ghana, this beautiful bolga basket is made from robust veta vera grass – an indigenous raw material that’s sustainably sourced and perfect for producing durable baskets. The grass is hand-rolled before being woven by a skilled member of our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana.
Most of the artisans who make these bolga baskets are farmers first and foremost, but drought makes it increasingly difficult to live off the land. Basket weaving empowers these people with the opportunity to earn a flexible second income. Each basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative. Want to know more about the Ghanaian weavers? Click here.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS
Dimensions: W35cm x H25cm (width is measured at widest part of basket)
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA