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Baraka Bolga Baskets

18 reviews

Baraka Bolga Baskets

18 reviews

Our Bolga baskets are handmade in small communities using traditional methods. The women gather together to make the baskets to earn extra income to support their children and families. Each basket is completely unique and handcrafted just for you so the colors may vary.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

A unique, hand-woven creation made by artists, the colours vary and may not be as shown.

SPECIFICATIONS

BASKET NAME

APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS

Baby Basket

17cm diameter, 18cm to top of handle, 12cm to top of sides

Baby Moses Bassinet

76cm long, 30cm from base to top at head end, 20cm from base to top at foot end, 40cm wide

Bicycle Basket

28cm long, 20cm wide, 23cm from base to top

Bread Basket

46cm long, 18cm wide, 16cm from base to top of basket

Dog Bed Basket

Dog Bead Basket Medium- 70cm long, 48cm wide, 30cm from base to top

Dog Bed Basket Large- 80cm long, 60cm wide, 30cm from base to top

Fruit Basket with Lid

32cm diameter top, 24cm at bottom and 19cm high (40cm to top of handles)

Heavy Duty Basket

40cm to top of handle, 37cm long by 23cm wide at bottom, 26cm to top of the sides

Lady’s Handbag

55cm to top of handles, 25cm long by 25cm wide at bottom, 24cm to top of sides

Lady’s Purse with Flap

85cm to top of handles, 24cm long by 13cm wide at bottom, 36cm to top of sides

Lady’s Purse

35cm to top of handle, 18cm diameter at bottom, 28cm to top of sides

Laundry Basket

40cm diameter, 50cm tall

Medium Size Basket

25cm diameter, 23cm to top of handle, 15cm to top of sides

Mini U-Shopper

35cm to top of handle, 7cm long by 7cm wide at bottom, 19cm to top of sides

Natural Round

Natural Round -35cm to top of handle, 40cm diameter, 20cm to top of sides


Natural Round Mini -17cm diameter, 18cm to top of handle, 12cm to top of sides

Net Round

35cm to top of handle, 40cm diameter, 20cm to top of sides

Oval Basket

44cm to top of handle, 43cm long by 20cm wide at bottom and top, 30cm to top of sides

Round Basket

35cm to top of handle, 40cm diameter, 20cm to top of sides

Serving Tray

45cm long from handle to handle, 35cm wide, 22cm diameter at bottom, 6cm to top of sides

Special Oval

43cm to top of handles, 40cm long by 20cm wide at bottom, 44cm long by 24cm wide at top, 18cm to top of sides

Special Round

38cm to top of handles, 44cm diameter at bottom, 23cm diameter at top, 28cm to top of handles

Straw Hat

40cm diameter brim, 21cm diameter head, 12cm from brim to top, 15cm diameter top

U-Shopper Basket

25cm diameter bottom, 55cm to top of handles, height 40cm to top of high side and 34cm to top of low side, top is about 40 cm diameter

V-Shopper Basket

48cm to top of handles, 31cm long by 17cm wide at bottom, 38cm long by 26cm wide at top, 32cm to top of side

SHIPPING & RETURNS

We ship worldwide! At checkout, you will receive the live shipping rates to your location.

We hope you love your Baraka products. If you are unsatisfied for any reason though, we offer no hassle returns with no time limit, just contact us.

Handcrafted Bolga Baskets

FROM OUR HANDS TO YOURS

In small communities, far away from the retail stores that so many of us take for granted, people have learned over hundreds of years to be resourceful and creative. Each basket is carefully crafted by hand to be simple, beautiful, yet functional.

COMPLETELY UNIQUE

The colors are inspired by the women who make them, so each basket is completely unique and crafted for you.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Every time you purchase from Baraka you have a direct impact on the women, families, and communities in northern Ghana. Not only does your order provide the dignity of income to hardworking women but enables us to support the Bolgatanga communities with modern training, quality control and microcredit facilities.

Traditional & Fair-Trade

They are Hand Made in small communities, far away from the fashions and retail outlets that so many of us take for granted, people have learned over hundreds of years to be resourceful and creative. And you would be hard-pushed to find a more striking and valued example than the Bolga Basket.

Designed to work hard and still look beautiful, these baskets are like all the very best inventions - simple yet incredibly effective, both as convenience tools and objects to admire in their own right.

RESHAPING YOUR BASKET

  1. Dip the basket in cold water for 1 minute. 

  2. Remove from water and let it absorb the moisture for 5 minutes. 

  3. Bend the basket to reshape and allow it to dry.

WHY CHOOSE BARAKA

Handcrafted by women in Ghana using age-old techniques passed down through generations. Centuries of practice has taught them how to extract every bit of goodness from the shea nut, and that quality is now passed on in every package of shea butter and all the products made from it.

  • HANDMADE

  • NATURAL

  • CRUELTY FREE

  • CHEMICAL
    FREE

  • COMMUNITY
    SOURCED

  • FAIR TRADE
    & WAGES

BOLGA BASKETS IN THE COMMUNITY

See how these beautiful baskets are crafted. You’ll also hear about the relationship between Baraka and the women from communities near Bolgatanga.

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 18 Reviews
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    08/27/2021
    PC
    Pat C.
    Canada Canada
    Baraja Bolga Baskets

    I absolutely love them. They are so versatile. I use the big one for storing fruit and bread products on the island. It’s so colourful.

    08/14/2021
    JS
    Johnnie S.
    United States United States
    Purse

    The purse is beautiful, I love it. It is very well made o can't say enough about it.

    07/04/2021
    NK
    Nailah K.
    United States United States
    Ladys purse

    The purse is so beautiful. I love it

    05/13/2021
    SH
    Shuswap H.
    BC, Canada

    The Baraka baskets we purchase are colorful and beautifully made.

    03/11/2021
    TB
    The B.
    SK, Canada
    Beautiful and Ethical multi-functional baskets

    We absolutely love our Baraka Bolga Baskets. Use them in the garden for gathering harvest, we use them in the the house for storing things and for taking to the farmer's market to load up for the week. Love that they are handmade and fairly traded and have such a beautiful esthetic as well

    12/29/2020
    D
    debhigh
    AB, Canada
    Great Everything!

    Great everything! You will not be disappointed by anything you buy from Baraka! They are the most friendly people and it's a pleasure to work with them!

    12/27/2020
    MD
    Matthew D.
    US

    Beautiful basket!!

    09/15/2020
    J
    jeanne
    BC, Canada

    Our customers love these baskets . Service is wonderful and they ship extremely quick!

    08/24/2020
    A
    Anonymous
    Canada Canada
    Beautiful and practical baskets of joy!

    Excellent products! The cocoa smelled absolutely divine, I wanted to eat it! And the coconut oil made me feel like I was on a luxurious tropical retreat. This company has such a high quality product and I respect their business model and ethics. Consider me a repeat customer!

    08/24/2020
    TC
    the c.
    BC, Canada
    Love love love my Baraka Bolga Baskets!

    I can't imagine my life without my Baraka bolga baskets. They have become staples for family life -- for shopping, beach combing, Easter egg collecting, halloweening, canoeing, camping not to mention the most attractive and inspiring way to sort clothing, children's toys, scarves, socks .... small baskets for the grandchildren, baby basonette's for the new borns, big baskets for laundry or linen storage. Just like books, you can never have too many. And each one is unique. I feel a connection to the maker of each basket and I am quite certain that the love and attention to details and color that went into the making of each basket adds to my life and helps to melt the borders between us ... thank you Gifty and Wayne for being the bridge between our worlds. In summary, I love my Baraka Bolga Baskets -- I have more than a dozen already and look forward to adding to my collection.

    08/24/2020
    K
    Karin
    BC, Canada
    Baraka Bolga Baskets Are Versitile and Beautiful.

    These baskets are beautiful, unique and artistically pleasing. They add colour and are asthetically pleasing where ever they are used, whether for shopping, collecting produce, holding winter hats and scarves or crafting supplies. You can feel the love and care with which they were created.

    08/24/2020
    A
    Anonymous
    Canada
    A beautiful and functional way to support the amazing women of Ghana!

    Each basket is completely unique and crafted with care. I now own one of almost every style available, since they can be used for a variety of purposes and are a beautiful way to store household items when not in use!

    08/24/2020
    A
    Anonymous
    Canada

    I love all shape, size and form, color, smell and design. Lasting for a long time and re-functioning baskets that are broken into holding containers for multi purpose items.

    08/24/2020
    A
    Anonymous
    Canada

    I absolutely love these baskets. I have one for the beach, one for my knitting, one for berry picking and im certain I will obtain more!! Thank you!

    08/24/2020
    S
    Sheena
    BC, Canada

    These baskets are beautiful and well-made. They are always shipped very quickly and arrive in excellent condition.

    08/23/2020
    G
    Gary
    AB, Canada
    In a time of uncertainty, I wish for all the women nothing but love and prosperity with food on their table for their family and children who I hope may have a normal life without hunger and most importantly, good health

    I have been involved with these baskets now for a little over a year and can tell you that the baskets are well made, well priced and well received from all those who buy from us. I have also watched every video involving the hard work and the beautiful lives of these women basket weavers and my heart goes out to them and their children helping them.

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    GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD FOR THE WOMEN, GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

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    NATURAL
    CRUELTY FREE
    CHEMICAL
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    COMMUNITY
    SOURCED
    FAIR TRADE
    & WAGES

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