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Weavers pride is rare and unique pot design bolga market baskets handmade by weavers in West Africa, Ghana, in Bolgatanga village. From ancient times to the present times with weaving art dating over 300 years. All round design baskets with a single handle across like these are called market baskets. It takes a large amount of natural grass, straw, leather, Kinkahe grass (Bolgatanga Elephant Grass), time, and skillful thoughts to complete a Bolga market basket. They first gather 100% natural elephant grass and split strands in half weaving over for days to finish one complete basket.

Our Pot design market Bolga baskets come in 2 different colors tones and trim on the leather handle. They are Large Bolga baskets measuring approx 12-14" wide by 15-18" high (not all are identical as are they are all handcrafted). They come in 2 tones Natural dye-free and Navy Blue with different designs & patterns that spell out elegance, pride, and beauty. Hence the name “WEAVERS PRIDE” Colored baskets are permanently food dyed while rich gold (natural color) is dye-free.

They are durable and stay fresh all year. They last and maintain shape for years. They are resistant to all weather and maintain its shape and color for many years. If you need to "reshape" your basket, gently mist with water and reshape by hand, then allow it to dry. Keep the handle dry. Shipped from USA made in Ghana and will arrive flattened. Instructions will be included.

Mainly used as planters, for storage, centerpiece, fireplace décor, Wedding gift, wine storage, farmers market, to store towels, pool or bathroom basket, toys organizer, knitting projects, magazines, or bathroom accessories, yarn, fruits, and all your goodies. Take it on a picnic or a beach tote. Uniquely beautiful.

You will receive one of this POT Design Bolga African Market basket (2 Tone)

Bolgataga weavers often use their weaving income to educate their children.

BUY NOW support these weavers. Fairly traded product

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The correct way to store your basket when it's not in use is by inverting the basket as shown above.

Later, when you need to use it, you'll find that the basket is a bit stiff and has taken it's folded shape which can be a bit hard to undo. The best way to revive the basket is to dip it in water (preferably cold water) to loosen the yarn and undo the fold. This way, the basket freely loosens and allows you to mold it into the shape you would like it to have.

After putting it in water and udoing the fold, you simply tap the basket on a flat surface to get rd of any excess water. If the weather permits, you can now leave the beasket out to dry so you can put it into good use!

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Red symbolizes bravery and strength, but above all, unity as it is the color of the blood of the cow that is slaughtered when the community comes together during celebrations. Blue symbolizes energy and represents the sky. The sky is of great importance because it provides rain for the cattle. Green stands for the land, which grows food for the cattle. It symbolizes health. Orange and yellow represent hospitality because they are the colors of the animal skins on guest beds. White means purity, as it is the color of the milk from the cows, considered by the Maasai as pure and holy animals. Finally, black symbolizes the people and all the struggles they must endure.

So the next time you're shopping for your jewelry, remember the colors and their meanings.

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