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Friday, August 17, 2012

Beautiful Baskets!

New at Tangled Purls! Beautiful Bolga Baskets hand-woven in the historic town of Bolgatanga, Ghana in West Africa. The weavers of our Bolga Baskets are mostly farm families who supplement their unpredictable crop income by weaving and selling these handcrafted works of art. They make great knitting baskets, as well as a green alternative to shopping bags.

Sold through a farmer in Oregon, the weavers set their own prices. All baskets are made from elephant grass, dyed with plant pigments and finished with goat handles.

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