Ghana Bolga Market Basket
Weavers in the Bolgatanga region of Northern Ghana create these useful baskets from the limitless supply of tall grass growing during the rainy seasons. The grass grows tall with a spray at the top, similar to wheat. The main stalk pulls out of the base, leaving the plant intact to grow more stalks. Easily reshape your basket by quickly submerging in water, reshape by hand and leave to dry. Please allow us to choose the best range of colors and patterns when you order.
For many generations, weaving has been a traditional skill of the Gurune people of northern Ghana. Mostly done by women, basket weaving and other handicrafts supplement these subsistence farmers’ incomes.