This exquisite BAWKU hand woven market basket has been produced in the traditional Ghanaian bolga basket style. Boasting tribal patterns of yellow and black, this fair trade basket is perfect for market trips or picnics, or used as a stylish solution to home storage. Fill with blankets, kindling, craft projects or toys – you’ll keep finding new uses for yours! Every market basket in this collection is unique – made once and sold once.
Made from ethically-sourced veta vera grass in Northern Ghana, this beautiful bolga basket is 100% vegan with no leather finishes. BAWKU is made from robust veta vera grass - a fantastic material for producing durable baskets. The grass is hand-rolled before being woven by a skilled member of our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana. These grasses grow locally and are picked from the tip, allowing the root to continue to grow.
Farming is the basis of most Ghanaian weavers’ incomes, but drought makes it increasingly difficult for these people to make ends meet. Basket weaving brings the opportunity to earn a valuable second income that’s both flexible and fair. Each hand woven storage basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative. Want to know more about the people behind the baskets? Meet the weavers 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