Basket Market

An old folk tale has it that basket weaving started in Zaare, a suburb of Bolgatanga, many centuries ago when a lazy man who did not like farming spent his time along the river banks plugging straw to make nets for birds.As years passed, he became innovative with his skill and started making hats and baskets out of the straw. People saw that it was an excellent way to build one’s creatives and a source of generating income. It spread across the entire region, has made woven basket a global item.