Kaisa Grass Baskets from Bangladesh
Kaisa is a sturdy wild grass that grows along the riverbanks in Bangladesh. When kaisa grass is dried, it changes color from natural light green to tan. The dried kaisa grass is woven to make baskets.
Pot Baskets from Ghana
Pot baskets are exclusively woven in the Bolgatanga region in Northern Ghana. They are made from Elephant grass, a tropical grass that grows in the African grasslands. Elephant grass is dyed, dried, twined and woven into a basket. Grass straws are carefully selected by the weaver before weaving. It takes 3 days to weave a pot basket.