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Zoom U-Shopper Bolga Basket Bag // Natural
Zoom U-Shopper Bolga Basket Bag // Natural

U-Shopper Bolga Basket Bag // Natural

89.00 EUR

incl. VAT and excl. shipping

This u-shaped shopper with round handles offers plenty of space for your belongings – the perfect basket for your market shopping, summer beach trips and so many other occasions.

The hand-woven bolga basket bag comes in a simple and pure design. Like other bolga baskets, this basket bag is also woven by Frafra artisans in the villages around Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The Frafra (also called Gurune or Gorse) are an ethnic group in the northern part of Ghana and southern Burkina Faso, but live mostly in the north-eastern part of the Upper East Region in Ghana. The Frafra in the Bolgatanga district have passed down the technique of basket weaving for generations, using the local veta vera straw. For the bolga baskets, the veta vera straw, also called elephant grass, is collected from the tips of the grass stalks and then each piece is split vertically into two halves. Each half of the split straw is then tightly twisted by rolling it together to give it strength. Once the material has been prepared, the basket weavers start with the bottom of the basket and build up the sides towards the top. The basket handles are made using a robust wrapping technique around a grass core. Any leftover straw that sticks out of the basket is cut off in the last step. More information here

Manufacturer: Frafra Artisans via Geolicrafts in Ghana
Design by: Frafra Artisans x Geolicrafts, adapted for FOLKDAYS x El Puente

100% veta vera grass (elephant grass)

height 35 cm + Strap: 18 cm
length 50 cm
width 25 cm


Product number: 552

This is a FOLKDAYS x El Puente product. See here for more information!

Design & Production

Manufacturer: Frafra Artisans via Geolicrafts in Ghana
Design by: Frafra Artisans x Geolicrafts, adapted for FOLKDAYS x El Puente

Material

100% veta vera grass (elephant grass)

Size

height 35 cm + Strap: 18 cm
length 50 cm
width 25 cm


More

Product number: 552

This is a FOLKDAYS x El Puente product. See here for more information!

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