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Modern objects of desire: 'Dance of Shadows' African Art Basket

Modern objects of desire: 'Dance of Shadows' African Art Basket

An African art basket where aesthetics and practicality converge

This is the history of our 'Dance of Shadows' Wave Basket, an extraordinary fusion of art and functionality that will enchant you. A true masterpiece, this unique African basket elegantly blends aesthetics with practicality, making it a standout addition to any space.

This art basket is more than just a storage solution; it's a work of art that embraces the form of a wide-open bowl, where aesthetics and practicality harmoniously coexist. Its design is a playful symphony of broad dark red and black stripes, accentuated with delicate dotted patterns in white. When viewed from above, the waved design creates a captivating floral illusion, beckoning the observer to delve into the artistry embedded in this traditional masterpiece.

African Waved Art Basket

Crafted from veta vera grass

Also known as elephant grass, the 'Dance of Shadows' offers a lightweight yet incredibly durable solution. The journey from raw grass to this exceptional piece is a laborious one, involving the harvesting, rolling, and dyeing of the veta vera grass, all meticulously done by hand. This extensive process culminates in 3-5 days of weaving, a testament to the dedication and craftsmanship behind each basket.

What makes this piece even more special is its origin. The 'Dance of Shadows' is a unique work of art created in Northern Ghana by N. Nmabillah, who is an integral part of the renowned Baba Tree Company. For over 15 years, this company has been a steadfast guardian of the basket weaving culture and the Gurunsi community. Their weaving technique, passed down through generations, has given rise to a distinctive "rhythm and flow" in their work. Through weekly workshops, skills training, and the weavers' own ingenuity, the mastery of basket weaving continues to flourish and be celebrated.

The 'Dance of Shadows' Wave Basket is more than just a piece of storage; it's a testament to the rich heritage and unwavering commitment to craftsmanship. Bring this unique masterpiece into your home and be a part of the story that weaves together tradition and innovation.

African Art Basket Dance of Shadows

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