About our Bolga Baskets
- Our Bolga Baskets are handmade by women of a weaving cooperative in the village of Bongo in the Northern region of Ghana.
- Each basket takes 5 to 7 days to complete
- All our baskets are fair trade
How to look after your Bolga Basket
If your basket got slightly misshapen during transportation, it’s easy to reshape.
Here’s how to do it:
- Generously spray every part of your basket (except for the handle) with cold or lukewarm water. Alternatively, you can dip the basket in a tub or a bath full of water. Make sure that both the outside and the inside of the basket is wet.
- Let the basket rest for five minutes, allowing the straw to absorb the moisture and become pliable.
- Place your basket on a table or on the floor. Start moulding the basket from inside. You can push, pull, stretch – don’t worry about breaking the basket, it is strong and can take a beating. Take your time and just keep going until you’re satisfied with the shape. Make sure that the rim of the basket is round.
- Dry the basket outside in the sun, or inside in a warm, dry place.
- You can complete the process above to keep your basket in good shape anytime in the future.
Maintain your Bolga basket by submerging it fully once or twice a year to hydrate the straw and tighten up the weave.
Avoid exposing your basket to long periods of direct sunlight, as colours may fade.
Keep your basket away from moisture and excessive humidity to prevent a change of colour and mould/mildew.
About our African Print Cushions
- Our Cushions are handmade by all female sewing cooperative in Accra, Ghana
- Cushions are made with locally sourced fabric, produced in Ghana and Ivory Coast
- The hypoallergenic inserts are made in UK
How to look after your Cushions
We recommend dry cleaning your cushion.