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Veta Vera Bell Pendant Shade

CAD 240.00
Natural
Size: One Size

Bell-shaped pendant shade handwoven by artisans in Ghana exclusively for TOAST, supported by Frafra Baskets. Made from Veta Vera grass which grows locally, also known as elephant grass.

Shipped pressed inwards from the artisans in Ghana. To reshape it, simply sprinkle water on the entire basket, straighten it by hand and allow it to dry on a flat surface.

Details

Veta Vera glass. Gentle dust or damp cloth clean only.
Suitable for indoor use and LED light bulbs only. Sold as a single pendant lampshade only, with no fitting included. When installing a new light fitting, always use a qualified electrician.
Being handwoven each piece will slightly vary in shape and size.
Made in Ghana.
Being handmade, no two of our pieces will be alike. Each may come with pleasing variations and irregularities, recalling the hand of the maker.
Approx. D 44cm x H 36cm.

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Traditional Weaving with Frafra Baskets

Our baskets and bird nesters are handwoven by artisans in Bolga, Ghana, from Veta Vera Grass, a resilient material that grows in the region. Also known as ‘Elephant Grass’, its continued use in craft reflects a time-honoured tradition practised by Ghanaian women for generations.

The artisans are supported by Frafra Baskets, a collective ensuring fair wages and ethical working coniditions for 150 weavers from 10 different communities around Bolga. Veta Vera grass is harvested from central Ghana, dried and transported to Bolga, where the strands are unpicked and weaving begins.

Crafting a single basket takes an artisan between 2-5 days, starting from the base and moving upward with meticulous care. Finally, handles made from locally sourced goat leather are attached.