In Love with the Ghana Baskets!
Apr 3, 2021 | By Dora Elaine Tiller
This basket is beautiful with its greens, blacks, beige, blues and a little red. The shape is perfect and so is the leather handle. It was not easy to water down and shape, but I am getting there and perfection is not necessary.
Nov 9, 2020 | By Randi E. Goodman
Even more stunning in person than the photo in the catalog or at the website. But read the description carefully. The basket (and others like it) is flattened out for shipping purposes, and when you receive it, you must dampen it and reshape it yourself. This is not difficult. But some other reviewers missed this part of the description and were disappointed. Please don't let that deter you from purchasing this basket. I found I had to wet the basket more than just "dampen" it, to get it to reshape, but it dried nicely, and looks great.
Apr 2, 2020 | By Babs
These baskets are all so beautiful and so skillfully made. I misted with a spray bottle and the original shape was easy to re-form.
Feb 10, 2020 | By Carol kochick
I love my basket! Plan on using it when I go to farmer market and shopping! It is beautiful!
A lovely basket
Jul 13, 2019 | By Sue
I bought this as a house-warming gift for a friend. My order arrived swiftly and in good order. After reading the other reviews on this basket, I was expecting it to be terribly distorted and misshapen. I'm delighted to say that this was certainly not the case! There is a small crease and I will probably wet the basket down and smooth it out -- this is a gift after all! But I could just as easily let it go -- it's not that apparent. What a wonderful win-win situation! I got a lovely gift for a friend and helped a deserving artist in another country! Would I buy another basket? Yes! Will I shop SERRV again? Already planning to!
Apr 30, 2019 | By Joanne C. Resch
Customers were asking for market baskets and the Volta Market Basket was a must have! Perfect shape and size complimented by beautiful color! Superb craftsmanship emphasizing durability as well as exquisite style. Some creases in shipping were easily shaped out using the instruction card. A privilege to showcase this artisan's work in my gallery shop!
Love the Volta Market Basket
Feb 13, 2019 | By Linda Croxson
A beautiful basket, skillfully made!
Dec 27, 2018 | By Rebecca Abbruzzo
The colors and weave in this basket are remarkable. I've bought many baskets and this one is, by far, my favorite! I've had tons of compliments!
beautiful but difficult to fix when crushed
Dec 22, 2018 | By Guy Lussiez
These are beautiful baskets. I bought 2. But they were flatten to fit in the box. There is a notice to wet them to get them back to their full shape. But it is not all this simple. I got them perfect by stuffing them with bath towels and sheets. But one has to try to figure out also how much water. The first try was not enough. It's not very practical when one is busy with Christmas preparations.
Dec 19, 2018 | By Wendy Alvey
I received 3 lovely handmade baskets. Each different. Beautiful workmanship and colors. Only problem was that 2 were all misshapen in order to mail them. They came with directions to wet them and reshape them. I haven't done that successfully yet. Prefer to receive them in usable condition.
Beautifully made basket
Oct 9, 2017 | By Sara
My basket arrived completely squished in a small box, but I soaked it, reshaped it, and allowed it to dry. Looks fine now. Well made, nice leather-wrapped handle, quite sturdy.
Owner Response: Thank you for reshaping it! Shipping our Ghanaian baskets this way (both overseas and domestically) saves us an incredible amount on freight, and we appreciate your understanding.
Jul 9, 2017 | By Margaret
Collapsed when arrivaled
Owner Response: We're sorry! Our bolga baskets are slightly flattened when they're shipped from Ghana. We do try to reshape them before sending to customers but you may need to reshape a little yourself. Just dip it in cold water for about a minute, then let it rest for 5 minutes. Once the grass has absorbed the water, it will be pliable and you can reshape as needed. Let dry for a day and it will hold its shape. We hope this helps! Just call Customer Care if you need any assistance.
Jun 6, 2017 | By margaret
my new magazine rack! capable of many uses. intricately woven and finished, colors true to the photo
May 27, 2017 | By Janet
When I saw these baskets, I knew they'd look great in my friend's living room, so she got the pair for her birthday. Beautiful!
Basket with handle
May 21, 2017 | By Melanie
I couldn't resist the shape and colors of this basket, and it is just as nice as advertised.