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In the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, West Africa, artisans weave iconic storage baskets and shopping totes from natural fiber.
These genuine Bolga baskets are exclusively woven by the indigenous Gurune (also known as Frafra) people around the town of Bolgatanga in Northern Ghana.
Bolga is the crafts center of Northern Ghana. For many generations, weaving has been a traditional skill of the people there. The soil around Bolgatanga is not fertile enough for extensive agricultural activities. The region has an erratic rainfall pattern and generally harsh weather conditions. As a result, handicraft activities such as basket weaving, leather work, and pottery are undertaken mostly by women to supplement their incomes since they are primarily subsistence farmers.
Weavers in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana are known around the world for their beautiful handiwork.
Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave these beautiful and durable shoppers from thick, tough elephant grass. Bolga baskets stand up to use and abuse and remain functional and beautiful for years.
This item is fairly made in Africa. Each artisan is able to work from the comfort of their own home and community. The fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs or haggled prices. The artisans use their earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children.