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Materials & Care Instructions


Straw

Pennisetum purpureum natural fiber - also known as elephant grass. The wild straw used to weave the baskets is harvested by hand in the savannah of Ghana and sun-dried.  It does not receive any chemical treatments. The straws may have light variations (colors, thickness) which may appear in the final basket.

Leather 
Vegetable leather tanned in France from French cows raised for their meat. The natural process of the vegetable tanning used for the black leather can leave the leather  grain visible, therefore some variations in textures may appear. This process allows the leather to aged beautifully. The white leather handles did receive a paint treatment to allow the color to be bright. 
 

Final basket product 

These bags being handmade, light differences may occur. The baskets are handwoven in Ghana by local craftsmen and craftswomen. They are woven without a mould and therefore each basket is unique, carefully selected for the weaving quality and harmony of the shape. Some basket forms are obtained in a second shaping process done by hand in our French atelier. The leather handles are fabricated and hand-stitched in our atelier in France.

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Care instructions

  • Store the basket bag in a dry and dark place and keep away from rain. With sunlight, the straw will age and become more golden.
  • Straw has some roughness which might damaged delicate clothes.
  • Our leather is vegetable tanned, therefore it can marks promptly. This is intended and will give a beautiful aged appearance to the handles.