Natural Ghanaian lacework wing shopper with brown leather handles. Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave these beautiful and durable shoppers from thick, tough elephant grass. A popular choice among green shoppers, busy mothers and picnic planners worldwide, Bolga baskets stand up to use and abuse and remain functional and beautiful for years. Design may vary slightly from item pictured.
Size: 16"L x 8"W x 18"T. Materials: elephant grass, dye, leather.
At Swahili Modern, we believe that adaptation helps traditional African craft forms thrive. Artisans can earn a living from the comfort of home by doing creative work, so they have options beyond seeking work in cities. Through export, skills inherited through generations—sometimes with deep-rooted cultural significance—continue to bring meaning, stability, and a sense of pride to entire communities.