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Basketry

african woven baskets 10/06/2020

Our Guide: Basket Weaving in Ghana

Basket weaving in areas of Africa has long been a source of much needed income for families and communities. The Upper East Region of Ghana in West Africa, suffers from two extreme tropical seasons; exceptionally hot and dry from mid-October to March and rainy during the months of April to October. Most of the communities in this primarily rural area live in great poverty and rely on subsistence agriculture for survival.  With farming only happening during the rainy season, families have to look for other sources of income at other... Read More