Our Deluxe Large Colorful Oval African Basket from Africa Heartwood Project is custom designed by the artist herself with any variety of beautiful geometric patterns in assorted colors. Each is unique, like the woman who made it! This is the large size, measuring about 15-18" long, 9-11" wide, 10-12" tall, plus the 6" handle for 18" approximate total height. The large 18" size is suitable for use in market shopping, garden harvests, holding towels or throws, books, or crafts, for a larger pot of flowers, or as a stunning home decor accent. They're each equipped with durable, soft leather handles.
To save you money this woven basket arrives flat-packed, reducing storage and shipping costs. Reshape by simply spraying or immersing in water, shaking off excess water, hand shaping while wet, then allowing to air dry. 5 minutes of basket love and your done! We include a care and shaping guide to help you keep your basket looking its best. Every basket is hand-made & unique, but trust that YOUR basket will closely match the written description & representative photos in this listing."
Each deluxe basket in our collection is made from the elephant grass which grows in the rich flood plains of the White Volta near the village of Bolgatanga, Northern Ghana. We love that women artisans, working in family & village co-operatives, hand-weave each basket using traditional techniques handed down from generation to generation. Non-profit Africa Heartwood Project supports the sustainable livelihoods of cultural artisans in developing countries by providing training, investment, and access to global markets. Every basket is hand-made & unique, but trust that YOUR basket will closely match the written description & representative photos in this listing.
- Hand-woven by women in village cooperatives in Bolgatanga, Ghana from dried elephant grass using traditional methods
- Pre-shaped, full size, no soaking or molding necessary. 15-18“ long, 9-11“ wide, and 17-18” tall with the handle. Natural style, simple & elegant, no color dyes.
- Sturdy build, ready for everyday use in carrying items and shopping, at the market, farm, or at home, while adding culture and beauty to the decor. Stitched, soft, brown leather handle for durability and comfort.
- Free care & shaping guide included with each new Deluxe Medium Natural Oval African Bolga Market Basket
- Female African cultural artisans supported in their sustainable livelihoods in part by non-profit Africa Heartwood Project
Watch our quick video on how to re-shape this flat-packed Deluxe African Basket in 3 minutes with only 3 steps! https://youtu.be/4cHZXYEATBs