Veta Vera Accessories

Baskets and bird nesters handwoven by artisans in Bolga, Ghana. Each design is crafted from Veta Vera Grass, a resilient material that grows in the region. The weavers are from ten communities across Bolga and are part of a cooperative, supported by Frafra Baskets, a company which focuses on preserving traditional techniques.

Veta Vera Grass Bird Nester

CAD 120.00
Natural
Size: One Size

Bird nester handwoven by artisans in Ghana, supported by Frafra Baskets. Made from Veta Vera grass to varying shapes, then finished with a loop for hanging from branches in a sheltered position.

Details

Veta Vera grass.
Hand woven and will vary in size and shape. We recommend that the nest baskets are hung in a sheltered position, either amongst branches or under an awning to limit how wet they get but also to prevent fading in the direct sun. They will naturally fade over time as with any item outside.
Made in Ghana.
Approx. H 25cm x D 18cm.

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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.