Safaliba tube basket
Handmade basket by artisans in the city of Bolgatanga, Ghana. All our baskets are unique pieces .
Material: elephant grass
Measurements: 45X54 cm (approx.)
Our basketry comes mainly from the city of Bolgatanga , in Ghana , we have: baskets, paipai, plates, hats...
Bolga it is known as the craft 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 grass " 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.
The measurements may vary slightly due to the fact that they are pieces made by hand.