Small Drum #1


Made from all natural materials and woven in Bolga by incredible artisan weavers, this basket’s unique design has a goblet shape that resembles the djembe drum that is indigenous to many cultures in West Africa. Used for storage and decoration, the small Drum is a miniature version of the standard Drum basket and perfect as a plant pot or desk tidy. Taking many days to produce each basket is totally unique and may vary in colour and size.


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Style Code: GS048#1

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Height 16cm
Diameter 25cm
Handmade in Ghana

Know The Origin

Gregory ‘Ayinedollah’ MacCarthy first went to Ghana to study cultural drumming 20 years ago and has been traveling to and living in Ghana ever since. His mission is to help the people of the Gurunsi tribe in Upper East Ghana to help themselves. He doesn’t believe in charity, his people kick ass and are doing it for themselves, they are incredibly industrious and work joyfully. They are paid fairly for each basket and in addition receive a commission for each piece sold. Dozens, sometimes hundreds, of weavers; men, women, children (after school and on the weekends) arrive daily at the compound eager to get to work. Many have been working with Gregory for years and are supported with health care and school fees. There are many inferior quality and cheaper African baskets which may get to market via unscrupulous means. These baskets are expensive and rightfully so, they are the best quality Bolga baskets on the market and their makers must be compensated fully for their artistry if Bolgatanga has any chance of developing.