Material: Elephant grass
Handmade African fan by artisan women in the city of Bolgatanga, Ghana. They are handwoven in elephant grass , a hardy variety of grass that is dyed to create these colorful designs.
The knowledge acquired by the artisans is invaluable heritage from their ancestors. Recognizing the value of the surrounding resources, they found an ideal raw material to be used for the benefit of present and future communities.
Each piece is a fine work of art that accumulates hours of work and effort. With a finish that reaches the highest quality according to international standards, consisting of selecting, dehydrating and intertwining all the filaments to be used. In addition, we cannot forget to highlight the admirable quality of the process of being respectful with the environment .
In the interior of the country, this city is considered the capital of the Ghanaian artisan basketry . That is why Bolga, as it is commonly known, It is a clear reference to everything that basketry work with designation of origin implies.
The famous Bolga fans are easily recognized by their obvious quality. To the touch they are firm and resistant, without presenting wear of the filaments or uncomfortable seams. The pigmentation is uniform and long-lasting, with beautiful designs and colors.
*All products are made by hand so there may be some variation in shape and size.