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Bashiri African Bolga Basket, Aku Basket

Bashiri African Bolga Basket, Aku Basket

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The Aku basket is a large bowl-shaped basket which flares out upwardly. They are exquisite statement pieces that can be used for storage or display purposes. Try putting a potted plant inside for a vibrant greenery display!

This woven basket is a beautifully crafted piece of art, skillfully woven from natural elephant grass. Its intricate pattern and texture create a sense of warmth and coziness.

It is not only a functional storage solution but also a work of art that adds a touch of nature and warmth to any room. Whether used to hold blankets, magazines, or simply as a decorative piece, it is sure to become a cherished part of any home décor.

Please Note

These baskets may look slightly different than the images pictured on the website due to the uniqueness of each handcrafted piece, however their quality and craftsmanship are undeniable.

Due to its woven construction, the basket may have become slightly misshapen during shipment. However, with a little bit of care and attention, it can easily be reshaped back to its original form. Simply immerse in water for a few minutes and gently manipulate and adjust while wet.

Country of Origin: Ghana

Material: Elephant Grass

Dimensions: Top: 34cm  // Bottom: 30cm // Height: 22cm

How Bolga Items Are Made

All Bashiri's baskets are handmade by weavers in Ghana, each with their own special techniques. The art of basket weaving is a familial craft, handed down from one generation to the next.

The raw material is elephant grass, a 100% sustainable material that grows in the flood plains around Bolgatanga in northern Ghana.The grass is harvested, dried, and finally boiled to dye. The weavers split each length into two,  and then roll it to give it more strength.

Baskets may take 3 days to one week to make depending on the size, design and intricacy of the patterns. We are in awe of the artists that weave these unique baskets and love the relationships we have established with them.

Bashiri's Story

Bolga Baskets are personally acquired by our Director Simon in the satellite villages of Bolgatanga in northern Ghana. They have been working with the same weavers since 1997 and have established a successful ongoing partnership that employs over 30 locals and their families.

They believe in supporting and respecting the artists they buy from, collaborating at local and fair market rates. Bashiri gets to know each artist and supplier personally, establishing rapport and learning about the pieces they create before acquiring them.

As we trade directly with the artisans, there is no certificate per se, even though the trade conditions match those of certified programs.


Instore Pickup

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Mon - Thurs: 7am - 8pm
Fri: 7am - 6pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: Closed

Shipping Information

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Returns Policy

Refund policy If you need to return a product, we want to make the process simple and easy for you in the instance that item is damaged or incorrectly supplied. Please call our team within 48 hours of receipt of goods, or email within 48 hours of receipt of goods and attach an image of the product with your email. We will issue a return reference number to be included with the returned goods. Any claims outside this time-frame will not be accepted. Credits will be processed when goods are received back to our distribution centre. Goods sent back without prior advice being given to us will not be accepted. Health Nuts Australia are unable to issue returns or credits for perishable and fresh produce items, as well as unwanted or incorrectly ordered items. Returns cannot be redeemed for cash and Health Nuts Australia will issue an on-line credit only.

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