Bolga Baskets and Zulu Baskets

We often explain to customers that our fair trade Bolga baskets from Ghana are the work horses among the handwoven African baskets we carry, while Zulu baskets from South Africa are the show horses. Our handsome Bolga baskets are affordable and versatile, lending themselves to grocery shopping, garden harvesting, picnic duty, toy storage, fruit display, and a host of other tasks. However, if you purchase a handwoven Zulu basket, as seen here, you are buying a collectible, heirloom quality work of art that is more likely to be displayed than used for every day tasks (although I do keep my seed packets in my Zulu basket at home.)  Zulu baskets are more expensive than most African baskets, reflecting the many days of painstaking work and high level of craftsmanship it takes to create even a small one. We love each handmadeAfrican basket we carry, from the most humble Ghana Bolga basket to the most magnificent Zulu basket.


About tangozuluimports

***This blog has been retired as of 1/1/2013. We invite you to follow us at*** This blog is about the products and business practices of Tango Zulu Imports, a small fair trade company in historic Port Gamble, Washington. We carry an array of artisan products from developing countries, with a specialty in African baskets.
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