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Photos: Recycled Bolga baskets

Photos: Recycled Bolga baskets

recycled Bolga basket 3

A selection of photos of the recent recycled Bolga baskets from Bolgatanga in Ghana at Trashy Bags in Accra.

recycled Bolga baskets 1

recycled Bolga baskets 2

Each basket uses 230 pure water bags and about 2 yards of cloth. As such, every single strand is hand-crafted, from the cutters to the weavers and the basket makers themselves.

recycled Bolga basket twine maker

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2 Responses to Photos: Recycled Bolga baskets

  1. Emily Crane says:

    Do you sell these bags over the internet? I am trying to purchase some for an exhibition that is being held in the UK at the Sainsbury Centre fo Visual Arts in Norwich. The exhibiton is on Basketry and we are keen to have examples of recyled contemporary baskets. Can you help or suggest somewhere that we may be able to purchase these from, as we think they are great.

    Emily Crabe

  2. Gayle Pescud says:

    Hey Emily,
    Thanks–and following up :)

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