Shun plastic carrier bags and make an ethical, stylish statement with the Ghanaian KUSI bolga shopping basket. Boasting a bold jagged striped design against a natural grass base and black carry handles, this is the perfect accessory for market trips and days out.
Made from indigenous veta vera grass – which produces wonderfully balanced and sturdy basketry – the preparation process is lengthy. Grass is harvested, split, hand-rolled and dyed in boiling water before a skilled weaver from our partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana sets to work.
To own one of our woven baskets is to become an important part of our journey: a beautiful story of sustainability and time-honoured craftsmanship. We are proud to support the weavers in a truly fair trade, supplying a supplementary source of income to help sustain farming communities whose primary income can be unreliable.
Each shopping basket comes with a thank you card from the weaving co-operative that made yours. Want to know more about the people behind the baskets? Meet the weavers here.
Material: VETA VERA GRASS & LEATHER
Dimensions: W30cm x H37cm (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. The colour may be more blue or perhaps a hint of purple, such is a handmade product!
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN GHANA