U-Shopper (Special XL)
Our Bolga baskets are handmade in small communities using traditional methods. The women gather together to make the baskets to earn extra income to support their children and families. Each basket is completely unique and handcrafted just for you so the colors may vary.
Like our other U-Shopper offerings, this basket is versatile and stylish; however, The U-shopper Special XL is the bag for those looking for the extra mile in comfort, and reinforced hand woven wood. As a result of the basket being stronger, the color schemes are very intricate, yet clean and well thought. These bags are great for carrying the heavier items you may fear will break another bag. In addition, they provide the size and depth to hold as much as you desire, along with large handle loops so there is still space for you to carry your items comfortably.
Check out our other Shopper bags!
Reshaping Your Basket
- Dip the basket in cold water for 1 minute.
- Remove from water and let it absorb the moisture for 5 minutes.
- Bend the basket to reshape and allow it to dry.
A unique, hand-woven creation made by artists, the colors vary and may not be as shown.
Please treat dimensions as approximate only. Each basket is an individual work of art, made by hand and not to any pre-programmed size, using skills and techniques passed down through generations.
The actual size of the basket you get may be larger, or smaller than the dimensions indicated, depending on the feelings and circumstances of the artist who made it on the day it was made.
- Length at top: 48cm
- Height: 30cm
- Height to top of handle: 50cm
- Width: 25cm
- Length at bottom: 28cm
Why Choose Baraka?
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BOLGA BASKETS IN THE COMMUNITY
See how these beautiful baskets are crafted. You’ll also hear about the relationship between Baraka and the women from communities near Bolgatanga.
HANDCRAFTED BOLGA BASKETS
FROM OUR HANDS TO YOURS
In small communities, far away from the retail stores that so many of us take for granted, people have learned over hundreds of years to be resourceful and creative. Each basket is carefully crafted by hand to be simple, beautiful, yet functional.
The colors are inspired by the women who make them, so each basket is completely unique and crafted for you.
Every time you purchase from Baraka you have a direct impact on the women, families, and communities in northern Ghana. Not only does your order provide the dignity of income to hardworking women but enables us to support the Bolgatanga communities with modern training, quality control and microcredit facilities.
TRADITIONAL & FAIR-TRADE
They are Hand Made in small communities, far away from the fashions and retail outlets that so many of us take for granted, people have learned over hundreds of years to be resourceful and creative. And you would be hard-pushed to find a more striking and valued example than the Bolga Basket.
Designed to work hard and still look beautiful, these baskets are like all the very best inventions - simple yet incredibly effective, both as convenience tools and objects to admire in their own right.