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LARGE 16 - 18 in. Flexible Woven Market Baskets
Great for Toys & Blocks - so many uses!

Large Fair Trade Bolgatanga Market Baskets - Handcrafted in Africa

These beautiful Fair Trade Federation certified flexible woven grass/straw market baskets are each unique works of woven art, and they have so many uses: toy storage, wooden blocks storage, grocery shopping or shopping at your local farmer's market, magazine storage, picnics . . . !  (Your children also likely will find many uses for the baskets in their play.)  The baskets are flexible (not rigid, not like wicker), and have a leather handle for comfort.  We have looked for a long time for a BEAUTIFUL WOVEN, FLEXIBLE BASKET for storing children's toys and we are happy to finally make them available!  Even better, these baskets provide the livelihood for thousands of families in Bolgatanga, Ghana in Africa.  Scroll down or click here to read more about how proceeds from the sales of these baskets are helping these families.

Make it easier for the children to keep their playroom tidied up by having several baskets where they can put away their blocks and other toys.  (We like keeping an extra basket empty in the playroom, so children have a basket for play when they need one.)  Clean-up can be a fun game especially if you add some fun songs, and when children have a tidy place to store their toys.  These baskets are so beautiful they look nice in a living room or family living space - with toys neatly at the ready for more play.  These baskets are also very easy to shape.  Just get them wet and shape or re-shape them to your liking.

Size: 16 - 18 in. diameter

Please note that each basket is uniquely hand-made, and colors and designs vary.  Select from the general styles available below:  Solid Natural Color, Red & Greens, Red & Natural checkered, Red & Natural stripes, and variations of checkered/stripes designs with Red, Navy and Natural colors (similar to the photo above.)

Large Woven Straw Market Basket ( 16 - 18 in. diameter)

 Red & Green Checkered/Stripes
Individually Unique Designs - 

16 - 18 in. diameter

Festive Red & Green for the holidays or any time of year!  Have one under the tree packed with presents. . .


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Large Woven Straw Market Basket ( 16 - 18 in. diameter)

Soft Red and Natural Checkered
Red colors vary from basket to basket (from deeper burgundy to paler red).


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Proceeds from the Sale of these African Market Baskets Support Bolgatanga Families

Bolgatanga is the largest town in the Upper East region of Ghana, near the southern edge of the Sahara Desert, and 20 miles from the border with Burkina Faso.  Although the soil is fertile, the sun blazes all through the dry season, making agriculture very difficult.  These market baskets provide much needed funds for thousands of families in the region, and today a large percentage of the villagers weave these baskets as their main income.  By purchasing a basket you are greatly helping the weavers in Africa.  Proceeds from the sale of our African Market Baskets help to: Provide health care for the weavers and their families; provide school supplies for the children of weavers; build community weaving centers for several villages of weavers.

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