bolga zaare

Bolgatanga is a large town in the Northeastern Region of Ghana. Just outside the town lay dozens of small villages, many of which have differing languages and customs. One commonality between many of these villages is the fact that the women supplement family incomes by weaving baskets using locally-grown straw called “Elephant Grass." These women often work together in small cooperate settings sharing the labor involved with making the traditional “Bolga Basket.” Each basket represents many hours, and sometimes several days, of labor. Each artisan who weaves these baskets has many years of experience. Your purchase of a Bolga Zaare basket directly impacts the lives of these families and supports a tradition that has lasted generations.

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