Christmas Guide to Bolga

Christmas is just around the corner and our fresh range of multi-functional and accessible Bolga baskets are the perfect gift choice this season. Used for both practical and aesthetic purposes our baskets come in a range of styles and colours. Check out some of our favorite gift ideas below:    STANDARD SHOPPER BASKET (from $65) […]

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Bolga for Babies

From their first outdoor experience to their first holiday scavenger hunt, every small step of your little one’s journey is unique. Our Bolga products for babies and kids reflect this special journey. Each item is handmade and distinct, made with the compassion and pride of the local Bolgatana community. Our small handwoven baskets are the […]

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The Uniqueness of Bolga

Lying in the Red Volta River Valley of North Ghana is the colourful town of Bolgatana. Commonly known as Bolga, this district capital is one of Ghana’s famous market cities renowned for its beautiful handicrafts – crowned as the crafts centre of Ghana’s Upper East region. Its larger than life central market is where you […]

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Satimbe masks of the Dogon

Masks hold a deep cultural significance in West African societies and they are used as part of social and religious rituals. It is believed that they protect those wearing them, helping the wearer communicate with gods, spirits, and ancestors. Traditionally, the masks are believed to trap and control the spirit of the wearer for the […]

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Sélim Harbi – Behind the masks in West Africa

Documentary photographer and filmmaker Sélim Harbi, is passionate about the African continent, its history and cultures. He is the co-founder of Afreekyama; a pan-african photojournalism and multimedia storytelling collective. In 2014 he spent nine months working on his photo series: ‘Woongo, Behind the Masks.’ Woongo is the term used for “masks” in the Mooré language, spoken […]

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Fang masks and sculptures

The Fang ethnic group is part of the greater Bantu tribe of central Africa, which includes the countries Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon. Previously, the Fang people migrated around central Africa. Today, Fang mainly inhabit the hot rain forests of Gabon and make up 80% of the Gabonese population. Due of their nomadic ways, the Fang are known for […]

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