‘Aketekete’ It is an ode to the past and to never being forgotten. A connection to nature and its forms. To celebrate culture, origins and stories otherwise lost.
Michael Nana Beyin Gyan & Maria Bernat Astorga
Aketekete is a newly started design brand based in Ghana known for their signature handmade baskets, bags and jewelry. They work closely with local artisan communities in the design and production process, only using natural fibers for their bags & baskets and recycled & locally sourced beads for the jewelry.
4 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES
LOCATION: Accra, Ghana
MATERIALS: Straw, 24k gold plated brass, sterling silver, brass, recycled glass, over-stock / upcycled cotton or linen.
TECHNIQUE: Basket weave, recycled jewelry, glass beads.
IMPACT: Create fair jobs for artisans making sure they are paid regularly with fair prices to help the development of the communities.
We value collaborating and connecting with creatives to design modern objects with age-old techniques by supporting artisan communities to make them.
we work with
communities of artisans
They base their production in different communities in Sumbrungu, Yikene, Zaare and Gambibigo where they’re mostly women working with us.
They share techniques, ideas, and inspiration and explore the process of creation as a team together with the designers. Their artisans are exceptionally talented and committed members of the team. Often they see their products pass through the hands of multiple artisans working in collaboration to deliver the finest final product.