Thursday, July 3, 2008


Bolgatanga is in Northern Ghana very close to the border with Burkina Faso.
The beautiful melon shaped baskets seen all over are called Bolga baskets and ,you guessed it, are made in Bolgatanga.

We are selling a DVD of the baskets being made in a womans cooperative. The DVD also shows music and dance from Bolga. This is the area that is known for the unique designs painted on mud houses and the woman work surrounded by these inspiring motifs.

The cost of the DVD is $18.00 ( this includes shipping in the USA) and can be ordered from
Proceeds from sales are given to the basketmakers.

You can read about the women at on the "craftsmen page". Look for Sherigu Atie-Taaba Woman's Association

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Blogger,

My name is Cristina Maldonado and I am looking for the contact info of the Bolgatanga women. Want to invite them to participate in a crafts fair in Germany. Will be very happy if you can provide the info. Thanks a million.