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Specifications:

Approximately 20” W x 19” H
Fair Trade
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 products are very easy to remold with water and dry in desired shape

*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.

Care Instructions:

To re-shape your basket, simply wet it with cool water, shape it as needed, and allow it to air dry.

The basket should be watered once a year to hydrate the straw and keep it supple.

Avoid using chemicals or detergents.

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.

about kazi

Kazi

Kazi is on a mission to create the world's most beautiful gifts, handmade by master craftsman in rural Africa. Modern design meets traditional techniques. Kazi designs on-trend conversational wall statements, serveware and lighting which are then translated into natural fibers through direct work with skilled weavers.

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