SENEGAL, GHANA BOLGA, KENYA,NIGER & BURKINA,TANZANIA
Artisans in rural Senegal use a coil weaving process to transform cattail stalks and salvaged strips of colorful plastic into baskets and hampers that add color and culture in every room of the home.
Artisans in rural Ghana, West Africa, weave beautiful, durable baskets from long stalks of elephant grass. The ubiquitous Bolga market basket originates from the Bolgatanga region of northern Ghana.
Artisans in Kenya excel at weaving beautiful, useful African baskets from sisal, raffia, doum palm, banana fiber and water hyacinth. Using coil and plaiting techniques, weavers craft baskets that double as art.
Each of these beautifully all-natural baskets is handmade from date palm leaves using traditional methods by rural Tuareg women in Burkina Faso and the central Agadez region of Niger.
Artisans in the Iringa region of Tanzania weave a definitive style of basket from milulu grass. In Tanzania's northern tri-borders region, the artisans of WomenCraft create beautiful baskets from stargrass, papyrus and local textiles.
Talented weavers in Uganda handcraft beautiful baskets from banana stalks wrapped in natural and dyed raffia.
In time-honored tradition, new brides in the Upper Zambesi region of Zambia receive a beautiful yet practical gift: a makenge root wedding basket.