Loved throughout Nigeria for creatively adapting common locally-sourced textiles for modern tastes, Eclectic Chique offers stable employment for talented seamstresses in Lagos, Nigeria. EC creations are youthful, fun and meant to be joyfully worn.
Eclectic Chique adjustable pre-tied bow ties are sold singly in assorted patterns. Because these are handmade items, each will vary slightly.
Size: One size fits most
Materials: Cotton, velcro
Trio Craft Traditional Natural Cotton Ethiopian Wrap Shawl
This beautiful textile is handmade from Ethiopian cotton by the skilled artisans of Trio Craft in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A traditional wrap worn commonly in Ethiopia, each shawl is gently adorned with a simple banded edge and braided fringe.
Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.
Size: 33"W x 88"L
Ghanaian Petite Market Shopper Tote
Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this beautifully simple petite shopper from thick, tough elephant grass dyed to a rich brown. A popular choice among green shoppers, busy mothers and picnic planners worldwide, Bolga baskets stand up to use and abuse and remain functional and beautiful for years.
Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.
Size: 15"L x 8.5"W x 12"T
Materials: Elephant grass, dye
All Natural Tuareg Date Palm Basket from Niger
Through great pains, we received a small shipment of exquisite handmade Tuareg date palm baskets from Niger.
Each basket is handcrafted from date palm leaves using traditional methods by a rural woman in the central Agadez region of Niger, West Africa. The Sahara Desert comprises nearly 80% of Niger's landscape, where nomadic cattle-herding once sustained communities. Widespread drought in the 70s and 80s devastated many herds and contributed to Niger becoming one of the most impoverished nations on earth.
The organization GIE-Danie coordinates artisan activities in Niger, providing market access and support for thousands of craftspeople. Through their assistance, we are happy to bring this limited collection of very special baskets to you.
Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.