Ghana Bolga Market Baskets

March 21, 2009 at 23:25 2 comments

Suddenly realized today that one of our most popular items is not yet on the online store – how crazy is that?!

We carry a range of baskets sourced from Cael at Baskets of Africa (a fellow member of the Fair Trade Federation). The best sellers are the Bolga Market Baskets from Ghana. These baskets are traditionally used for carrying goods to and from the market. Weavers in the region use the abundant Veta vera grass to weave these incredibly hardy, useful baskets. The leather wrapped handle adds to the durability.

Went to add them and found that stocks are really low, so added just these three:

Bolga Basket from Ghana

Bolga Basket from Ghana

Bolga Market Basket from Ghana

Bolga Market Basket from Ghana

Basket #3

Basket #3

Every basket is unique, so selling them in the online store is going to be pretty labor intensive – but what great news for the weavers in Ghana….another outlet for their great work!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. SpringfieldCVB  |  March 22, 2009 at 09:03

    Those baskets are beautiful!

    • 2. globalfayre  |  March 22, 2009 at 16:31

      Thank you!
      We have a great supplier who we’ve been working with for over a year now. The next batch is due to arrive sometime next week, so we’ll post more photos then!


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