Bolga Baskets, the Perfect Addition to Nature Adventures!
We are so excited to be a stockist of the Beautiful Bolga Baskets here in Cairns!
Made with love and Care, these mini bolga baskets make the perfect addition to Kids Nature Adventures, Savenger Hunts, Flower Foraging, Family Picnics and of course the up coming Easter Celebrations of the big EGG Hunt!
- Hand-woven by skilled artisans
- Made with the elephant grass which grows in the rich flood plains of the White Volta near the village of Bolgatanga, Northern Ghana.
- The mini baskets are the perfect size for small hands
- Durable and made to LAST
- Sustainable and eco-friendly
The History of Weaving in Ghana
The art of weaving is timeless and multi-generational, predominantly undertaken by the women in the village. A very social activity, the women will often sit inside or outdoors underneath a lush mango tree, singing, dancing and laughing as they weave — a beautiful tradition that delights and inspires, often prompting the men and children sitting beside them to join in.
Each basket is handwoven from sustainable and eco-friendly materials.
Including the locally sourced elephant grass which grows in the flood plains around Bolgatanga in Northern Ghana. Every item is made to last. The elephant grass is harvested, dried and finally boiled to dye.
Once ready, the weavers split each length of grass into two, rolling it to strengthen the material.
Each weaver has their own special technique, their own special touch.
Next we are excited to receive the BIG Bolga baskets!
We will continue to grow our range here at Earth Toys, bringing the ART of Baskets and Weavings of Ghana to Cairns Families to enjoy!