These beautiful, functional, winged market baskets are made mostly by the women of Togo and Northern Ghana, in and around the regional center of Bolgatanga.
Winged baskets beautifully display the talent and skill of weavers in West Africa. Their unique shape offers more storage for your personal items.
In the past 20 years, basket weaving has become the primary income for the people of this region, so now everyone weaves these baskets once the farming season has ended. Known as “market baskets”, and woven from river grass dyed with fabric dyes, they are used by almost everyone to carry goods to market.
They come in an endless assortment of colors, and every one has either a leather handle or a handle wrapped in recycled rubber from bicycle inner tubes.
Easy to care for.
Because they are made from river grass, they can safely get wet. If your basket gets dirty, simply hose it off.