Our woven baskets 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. This raw material produces strong and structured baskets which are instantly recognisable as Ghanaian. We sell a mixture of Head of Design, Amy’s, beautiful designs and the artisans own designs. The area these baskets come from is know as the weaving capital of Ghana.
The co-operative we have partnered with is led by Agana who works very close with the weavers. Agana lives with his extended family and like most local people started school very late and has found it hard to make a living. At 15 he learnt how to weave to support his family. Weaving is now his main source of income and he is so happy to now be able to support other weavers as well.