Colorful Ghanaian fan
Colorful Ghanaian fan
Colorful Ghanaian fan

Colorful Ghanaian fan

Regular price
$30.00
Sale price
$30.00
Unit price
per 

HANDMADE IN GHANA

 

Bold, intricate, and functional.

These fans meet all your needs! Style them on a wall as wall art or with other wall paintings. Use on a bookshelf and these beautifully designed fans will transform your home decor. 

Specifications:
  • Each is approximately 10" W x 16” H
  • Fair Trade, Nest Seal of Transparency
  • 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
  • Design and colors varies, send a request if you want a specific color 

*These delicately textured and handcrafted woven fans were made by groups of women in intimate communities in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana in an ethical, fair trade environment.

Care Instructions:
  • To clean or re-shape, simply wet it with cool water, shape it as needed, and allow it to air dry. 
  • 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.

  1. Straw is collected and splitted then rolled/twisted for texture. 
  2. Straw is dyed to give a vibrant color before weaving begins.