Tag: Ghana

Gourd Decor

Hardshell gourds have been used as food and beverage containers, and art pieces for centuries. They are often referred to as “nature’s pottery” due to their beautiful variety of shapes and hardy uses. The creative crafting possibilities of hardshell gourds are endless; from bowls and cups, to purses, jewelry, ornaments, lampshades, boxes, bird houses and even a […]

Batik Made in Africa

The origin of Batik go back a little more than a thousand years. This printing technique is found in several communities in West Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In Africa, where batik was originally imported by Dutch merchants from Indonesia, which back then were called the Netherlands East Indies, they use a paste which is made from starch or […]