Natural and Black Market Basket with Leather Handles from Ghana


Natural and Black Market Basket with Leather Handles from Ghana.

Handwoven baskets from Ghana are exclusively made in the Bolgatanga region in Northern Ghana. Baskets 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 basket. Due to the handcrafted nature, each basket of the same style may vary by a few inches.

This market basket is woven from natural elephant grass and black dyed elephant grass to create a modern color block design. The handles of the basket are made from natural leather. Basket measures 11" in length, 8" in width and 18.5" in height. This basket has a unique design of extended sides to support extra storage. Use basket for storing throws or for shopping vegetables at your farmer's market. This is a handcrafted item, so product may vary slightly in color and craft from the images. 

This basket is hand woven by artisans in Ghana.