Multicolor Checkered Grass Coasters, Set of 4
- 100% Fair Trade
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HANDMADE IN GHANA
Protect your furniture and entertain guests (or just your morning coffee) in style with these beautiful, natural, and absorbent coasters!
These beautiful coasters add a pop of texture to any tabletop. These coasters are perfect for your coffee in the morning, your water throughout the day, or your wine in the evening. Display them on your bar cart or match with your favorite table linens to keep your furniture looking super stylish.
These delicate pieces were made by artisans in small cooperatives across rural areas of Ghana in an ethical, fair trade environment. They weave elephant grass by hand to create these beautiful pieces.
- Set of 4
- Approximately 4” D
- Fair Trade
- Made in Ghana
- Products are made from all natural fibers of elephant grass
- Organic dyes are used to dye the elephant grass
- Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.
Made of the highest quality natural fibers in an ethical, fair trade environment. These delicately textured and handcrafted woven lamp pendants were handmade by groups of artisans in intimate communities in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana in an ethical, fair trade environment.
- If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean.
- Avoid using chemicals or detergents.
- To clean or to re-shape, simply wet it with cool water, shape it as needed, and allow it to air dry
Sun and fading
- Due to being all natural fibers, keep dyed products out of direct sunlight for long periods of time to avoid natural fading.
- All natural products with little or no coloring do well in direct sunlight.
Meaning & Purpose
The material used for weaving in Bolgatanga is elephant grass, which is only available in the southern part of Ghana. The grasses are harvested and dried, a process that can take up to three days. It is then tied together in big bundles and transported to the Bolga markets, where most of our weavers buy their raw materials. The straw grass is then further processed before weaving: straw is split then rolled and twisted for texture and dyed to give it a vibrant color before weaving begins.