The rendering of these baskets requires mastery of this weaving technique. Presently, only eight of our partner weavers have acquired this unique skill.
What does one use it for? I will leave that to your imagination. Each is so unique I just like to admire it's brilliance.
HEIGHT: APPROX. 9’’ – 10’’
WIDTH: APPROX. 15’’ – 18’’
Hand woven Bolga basket
Made in Ghana
Care: Wipe with damp cloth, let dry
Please avoid bleach and leaving in the sun for extended periods
Approximate height: 9 - 10 inches
Approximate width: 15 - 18 inches
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
The talented artisans that have hand carved this beautiful design take pride in their art. As a part of the Inganzo Cooperative the artisans have used the profit from their wood carving activities to buy small animals such as pigs and hens which they use to supplement their income from the sale of eggs and meat. When they began, all of the members were single. Now many of the men have been able to build homes, marry, and begin families.
On a hill near my father's home and next to my twin brother, I have build my own home with my income from wood carving.
-Sylvere Maniraguha, Inganzo Cooperative
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