Natural Bolga Tote Green Handle
Indego Africa

Natural Bolga Tote Green Handle

$175.00

Behind the Design:
Bolga basket-weaving is a quintessential Ghanaian craft hailing from the country’s northern Bolgatanga region, where artisans use local elephant grass to create handwoven bolga baskets. To start, the artisans soak the grass in water and twist the strands together in small bunches to make them more durable. Next, the artisans hand-dye the grass or start weaving, beginning at the base of the basket and working their way up to the rim. The baskets are then topped with a handloom cotton fabric handle.

Material: 100% Elephant swamp grass. Handloom cotton fabric wrapped handle.
Size: 9" x 16" x 7"
Care: Spot Clean.

Indego Africa

The artisan sector is the second largest employer in the developing world. Yet the majority of artisans are women who lack access to export markets, business skills, and the financial tools needed to run successful, global enterprises.
Indego Africa is dedicated to changing that by investing 100% of their profits into education programs for the women who handcraft their products and youth in their communities. Since 2007, they've provided over 1,100 artisans and 250 young people in Rwanda & Ghana with employment opportunities, entrepreneurship training, and consistent access to the global export market.