Collection: African Paipay

Our basketry comes mainly from the city of Bolgatanga, in Ghana.

Bolga is known as the handicraft center of northern Ghana, with a large central market, where you can find the famous Bolga baskets, which are made and sold there.

Its manufacture has been passed down from generation to generation. It is made with herbs known as "elephant straw" or "veta vera", very rigid and resistant fibers. It begins with a careful process of selecting the appropriate fibers. Then these are cut, divided into smaller fibers, intertwined, dyed in boiling water with natural dyes, left to dry and finally braided into the basket.

Paipay Africanos