A collaboration between Artisans & Adventurers and Ghanaian weavers, discovered on co-founder Bee's recent trip to Ghana, these light shades are hand woven with hard wearing thick straw. The high quality of craftsmanship makes them a once in a lifetime purchase, if you can resist buying more than just one! They are a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to plastic lined shades. There's only one of each, so you'll have to be quick if you see one you like.
This basket is handmade using natural dyes and traditional weaving techniques.
The sale of our baskets encourages the craft of basket weaving to continue being handed down from generation to generation and provides an alternative to poaching and farming during drought.
ARTISANS & VALUES
Our woven baskets and fans from Ghana are made by a talented group of artisans based in the Upper East Region, under the Burkina Fasso border. The baskets are made with indigenous veta vera which grows abundantly in this hot, dry area.
The co-operative we have partnered with is led by Agana who works very close with the weavers.
Read more about our Artisans here.
Materials: Elephant Grass
Sizing: Top diameter 10cm / Base diameter 25cm / Height 26cm
Your light shade may arrive folded or slightly out of shape. When this occurs, Ghanaian light shade can be easily brought back to life with a quick steam using a steamer or steam setting on your iron. Steam the light shade and manually shape. Please be careful as the straw may be hot.
To clean your Ghanaian light shade, simply wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge, remove most of the moisture with a dry towel and leave to air dry naturally.
Avoid placing your light shade in direct sunlight as this may cause some of the colours to fade.