West African Bolga Fan -Multi-Coloured
We are so excited to have the return of a range of ethically sourced and made amazing products from West Africa. These bolga fans are fun, vibrant, functional and visually stunning. Keep one in your bag on hot days or hang in your home as art.
These fans are made by the people of Bolgatanga, Ghana, and surrounding villages from sundried elephant grass. The majority of the grass is hand-dyed using traditional natural dyes made from plants and minerals as well as non-toxic fabric dyes to achieve contemporary colours. The natural grass is boiled in the dyes in cast iron or aluminium vats before being sundried.
Elephant grass has the wonderful properties of being:
- Able to be reshaped
Purchasing these ethically sourced, eco-friendly products helps empower the talented artisans of Bolgatanga and surrounding villages in their own enterprises; contributes to sustainable development within the region; and preserves traditional craft skills and practices.
Also come in Earthy Colours.