Traditional African Baskets, Aboriginal works, Home decor, Gifts and Jewellery
Bolga Basket care
Your basket may come flat packed or with use can go out of shape. With these instructions you will be able to return your basket to its correct shape. Don't be afraid to get it wet as it makes the fibers pliable and manageable.
Lightly wet item with water by either hosing or dipping in water then let it sit for a few minutes
Use your hands to mold the item back to its original shape
Dry in the sun or indoors under a fan. Make sure completely dry before storing
Once a year it is suggested to give your Boga Basket a wetting as this rejuvenates the Elephant Grass for longevity.
You will get many years of use from this environmentally friendly product by:
Sun or fan drying if it gets wet
Spraying with diluted clove oil to prevent mould in humid climates
Natural dyes used to colour the baskets may fade and age over time. (But will still look awesome) Avoid leaving baskets in the sun for extended periods of time
Very important, please note. Baskets are made from Elephant Grass which, if abused or misused, will abrade or break. Don't drag your basket along rough surfaces, don't lift or carry a double-handled basket with one handle, don't overload basket, don't outwardly extend the handles of double-handled baskets.
Kenyan Basket care
Your basket or bag my come flat packed or with use can go out of shape. With these instructions you will be able to return your basket to its correct shape. Important - Do Not soak your Kenyan Basket like the Bolga style.
Don't get your basket/bag very wet as the colours my not be set and could run
If your basket is out of shape, lightly spritz the inside with water and pat into shape.
Completely dry your basket before storing as the natural fibers may go mouldy and deteriorate if kept damp
Will fade if kept in direct sunlight
When using your basket as a pot plant holder always use a saucer or line to prevent water stains and wetness
It is advised to remove plant from basket when watering
Love and enjoy your beautiful companion for many years of delight