Mmaa is a collection of beautiful, handcrafted baskets and bags with a decidedly social mission aimed at empowering women and promoting African artisans. Mmaa is a brand that is for women by women. The straw is hand dyed with non toxic dyes then each piece is woven by hand and takes 2-3 days to make.Some are then finished with leather handles and/or fabric linings.
They believe that the ultimate luxury is knowing the provenance and meaning of these baskets. The artisans, part of a collective near the border of Ghana and Burkina Faso, take two to three days to hand weave each piece. Not only do the sustainable baskets reflect generations of traditional handicraft, they also provide income and financial independence for rural women in a context where paid employment is rare and most women engage in unpaid labour in the home or on family farms.
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