Handmade African Baskets
You can shop online for a wide range of handcrafted and handmade items. Even African baskets are available from Ghana. No matter if you are shopping for someone special, we have the right basket for you. We have a wide selection of high-quality, handmade baskets.
Bolga baskets were traditionally woven by Ghanaian women and can be used for carrying goods or other items. These baskets can also be handcrafted from natural materials like grasses and palm leaves, bamboo strips, and dried banana plants. Yoruba's "bolga" means "to carry".
The Ghanaian people have been making baskets out of palm leaves and grasses for generations. Two British missionaries introduced new weaving techniques to help them improve their skills. They could also improve their skills by learning traditional techniques or creating new designs.
This "basket revival" has made the Bolga basket one of Ghana's most beloved handmade baskets. This has also led to a new tradition of weaving that has been passed down from generation to generation. It is now a part of Ghanaian culture.
Bolga Baskets are used for many purposes. These are just a handful:
- These can be used for gift baskets or food baskets as well as wedding decorations.
- Bolgas can be used all year to transport fruits or vegetables. They can also be used to store holiday decorations.
- These baskets are great for the kitchen. You can store potatoes, onions, and other items with just a few baskets.
- You can also make your own bolga containers to decorate your home. These baskets can be used to display dried herbs and flowers, but they are also functional.
Ties to Ghana offers a wide range of African baskets, all made from our vast collection. There should be something to suit everyone. Each gift is handmade with love and taken great care of. No two orders are ever the same. This is just like your garden or home. International orders are also possible.