Grasslands Boat Basket

Handcrafted in Ghana   |   25093
*Backordered: 12/15/2022
$74.00

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Details

Perfect for storage, carriage, or colorful decor, this natural Bolga basket makes an extraordinary impact. Women weavers in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana are earning a sustainable income as they craft these distinctive elephant grass baskets using traditional techniques, patterns, and colors. Size, shape, and color vary due to handmade nature. Leather-wrapped handle. Dimensions: Approx. 18"h x 16"w x 10"d.

Reshaping Your Bolgatanga Basket: Our artisan partners fold this basket in order to ship more efficiently. To remove creases and restore its shape, dampen basket with a spray bottle or other water source, or by submerging in water for 1 minute. Let it rest for 5 minutes to allow grass to absorb the moisture and become pliable. Bend and press the basket into shape - don't worry, it won't break. Allow it to air dry before use and enjoy your beautiful handwoven basket from Ghana!

PERSONAL ORDERS
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Orders must be placed by noon eastern to qualify for second day delivery.

Basket Weavers in Ghana

About the Artisan

Your purchase supports the indigenous livelihoods of Ghana's poorest residents, empowering them to earn a sustainable income through entrepreneurship and export of their crafts.

Since 2006, SERRV International has partnered with basket weavers in Ghana, providing a long-term trading partnership and interest-free advance payment for our orders. Through sales of their products, more than 940 basket makers from 17 different communities near the city of Bolgatanga receive a fair... Read more...

Reviews

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Beautiful and practical
Jun 26, 2022  |  By Lauren Novatne
This bag is exactly as pictured, is sturdy, roomy and easy to carry. I use it as an overnight bag, a "one bag shopping" bag, and leave it where I can see it when I'm not using it as a beautiful item to see. My arms fit under the rings, so if I need both hands, they're free.

Large & Colorful
Jun 15, 2022  |  By Rita Collins
I bought this as a gift & she was very pleased with it. It is large & as colorful & lovely as it appears.

Beautiful Tote
May 19, 2022  |  By Brandy
Needed a tote to carry extra things to and from work. Nice large bag with good handles. Plenty of room to carry extra things.

Boat basket
Apr 18, 2022  |  By Faith Laskaris
Beautiful, sturdy

well made
Nov 11, 2021  |  By Ava F Swofford
This basket never lasts long when we get one in. Well made and beautiful colors.

market baskets
Dec 3, 2020  |  By Martha L Cuccia
I called to address that my two baskets that I ordered during a sale but was charged full price came bent. Since it's Serv I was not mentioning the sale reduction was not applied, but figured I would let that go. However, when I said how they arrived, the person on the phone acted like I should have known better. She said that I should have read the directions about shaping how the baskets needed re-shaping. She said the instructions were included. I informed her that I didn't receive any instruction. She then directed me to youtube; just search market baskets. I did and of course numerous links resulted. She then said for me to search re-shaping market baskets and she started telling me how easy it was. I said I hope it works; I'll see. She left me with "Of course, it'll work". I felt very insulted by her patronizing tone. I have ordered from Serv for years for gift items and fundraisers. This recent order was for Christmas shopping. I fear it may be my last. I never want to be spoken to so rudely again.
Owner Response: We apologize for this, and have contacted you directly to discuss the situation. Thank you.

Fine workmanship
Feb 28, 2020  |  By Stephanie Klein
Love this shopping bag, it's my second one. I get many compliments on them and always tell people where I purchased them.

Multi use fabulous bag!
Jul 12, 2019  |  By Diane
Love this beautiful woven bag! It is sturdy, practical, can be taken anywhere (beach, plane, boat, shopping) used for baby needs, toys, shoes, overnight stay, Library, carry lunch and purse and on and on.

Absolute Beauty
May 17, 2019  |  By Lucille A. Patrone
This basket doesn't disappoint. The colors are vibrant but not loud; the basket is more beautiful than the photo. It did arrive slightly misshhapen as specified in the reviews. It was an easy fix -I followed the directions-, sprayed the basket with water until damp. I placed clips ( with a piece of paper towel underneath to protect the basket) to keep the basket in alignment. It worked like a charm. Hoping to purchase another.

Beautiful
Mar 20, 2018  |  By SONIA
Beautiful colors and well made basket. It is even better than the picture depicts.