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Bolga Rainbow Chaser Decorative Basket

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Brand: Swahili Imports

SKU: gh74b_leather

Availability: In Stock

Origin: Ghana

Size: 15"D x 15"T

Materials: Elephant grass, dye

In Ghana's northern Bolgatanga region, talented basket weavers know exactly what to do to transform a stiff stalk of grass grown in the south into gorgeous baskets loved around the world. To create these brilliant rainbow baskets, artisans dye the strands in an array of colors before weaving. The all-natural handles are secured at each end with a strap of dyed leather. Please note, Bolga baskets are typically crafted with soft goatskin binding the handles. Without full leather binding, handles are not as strong.

NOTE: We ship Bolga baskets in two ways. We can fit more FLATTENED baskets into a box, saving you on shipping costs. Or, we can SHAPE your baskets before they ship. If you do not indicate during checkout that you wish for us to SHAPE your baskets, they will arrive flattened. You can shape your basket by wetting the straw and shaping the basket with your hands, then allowing it to dry.