Purple and Red Pot Basket with Leather Handle from Ghana


Purple and Red Pot Basket with Leather Handle from Ghana.

Pot baskets are exclusively woven in the Bolgatanga region in Northern Ghana. They are made from elephant grass, a tropical grass that grows in the African grasslands. Elephant grass is dyed, dried, twined and woven into a basket. Grass straws are carefully selected by the weaver before weaving. It takes 3 days to weave a pot basket. Due to the handcrafted nature, each basket of the same style may vary by a few inches.

This is a handwoven basket with natural, purple and red elephant grass. Basket measures 12" in height, 12" in diameter at the top and 16" in diameter at the bottom. This basket has a leather handle and measures 17" in length with upright handle. Add this large basket to any space to bring pattern detail. This is a handcrafted item, so product may vary slightly in color and craft from the images. 

These baskets are made by artisans in Bolga, Ghana.