HANDMADE IN GHANA: Need a vase that is original and tasteful?These vases come in beautifully crafted designs and shapes. They will be an incredible focal point for the corner of your living room, bedroom, or home office. Mix and match them with other accent furniture and styles for a dynamic feel. All designs are globally inspired through a deep desire to bring the rich culture of Ghana basket weaving and make a beautiful addition to your home. :
Approximately 14” W x 15” H.
Made in Ghana.
Products are made of elephant grass.
Organic dyes are used to dye the grass.
Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product.
*These delicately textured and handcrafted woven baskets were made by groups of women in intimate communities in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana in an ethical, fair trade environment.
Meaning & Purpose:
The material used for weaving in Bolgatanga is elephant grass, this grass is only available in the southern part of Ghana, Kumasi to be precise. The grasses are harvested and dried up, a process which might take up to three (3) days. It is then tied together in big bundles and transported to the Bolga markets. This is where most of the weavers buy their raw materials. The straw grass is further processed before weaving begins.
Straw is collected and splitted then rolled/twisted for texture. .
Straw is dyed to give a vibrant color before weaving begins. .