Bashiri Bolga Baskets

The Bashiri  group have been working with the same weavers in the satellite villages of Bolgatanga in northern Ghana since 1997.

The raw material is elephant grass, a 100% sustainable material which grows in the flood plans around Bolgatanga in northern Ghana.

The grass is harvested, dried and finally boiled to dye. The weavers split each length into two,  and then roll it to give it more strength.

Baskets may take 3 days to one week to make depending on the size, design and intricacy of the patterns. We are in awe of the artists that weave these unique baskets and love the relationships we have established with them.