Our Story

In Africa, it is told, Bamboula means “to dance, to celebrate” and the Bamboula Ltd. collection of products celebrates African artisans and their traditions.

Welcome to Bamboula’s new website where we celebrate the creativity of skilled African artisans blending authentic traditional forms and contemporary functions.

We are an importer and wholesaler of home and fashion accessories located in Kutztown, PA.  As we start our 30th year, we are expanding our focus on handwoven natural fiber products, especially baskets and totes from the five African countries where we are currently sourcing them, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

We partner with African artisans to design new products for the US market and beyond.  Our mission has always been to create regular work and income for our artisan partners in rural areas in Africa, while assisting them to increase their production capacity, and to build sustainable businesses in their local communities. Most of our artisan partners are women who are also responsible for growing food for their families.  In all of our operations, we are guided by Fair Trade principles.

Jasperdean Kobes, the company’s CEO and owner, developed her passion for Africa while working in Ethiopia and Kenya as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Program Director, respectively.  Before buying the Bamboula in 1989, she worked in various positions to promote economic development in several Africa countries.


Join our celebration and experience the spirit of Africa!

Privacy Policy


Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to Bamboula Ltd and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Bamboula Ltd include 164 West Walnut St. The Bamboula Ltd website is an Online Retail site. By using the Bamboula Ltd website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.


Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, Bamboula Ltd may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:


First and Last Name

Mailing Address

E-mail Address

Phone Number


If you purchase Bamboula Ltd’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.


We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. We will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us.


Use of your Personal Information

Bamboula Ltd collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.


Sharing Information with Third Parties

Bamboula Ltd does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.


Security of your Personal Information

Bamboula Ltd secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Bamboula Ltd uses the following methods for this purpose:


SSL Protocol 

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.


We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.



E-mail Communications

From time to time, Bamboula Ltd may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.


If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Bamboula Ltd, you may opt out of such communications by emailing info@bamboulaltd.com and writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.


Changes to this Statement

Bamboula Ltd reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.


Contact Information

Bamboula Ltd welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Bamboula Ltd has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Bamboula Ltd at:


Bamboula Ltd

164 West Walnut Street

Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530


Email Address:



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