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This bag by the Elmina-based design brand Aketekete is handwoven by artisans in the communities in Yikene, Ghana.
The bag with the dark blue handle is an exclusive design for White Label Project.
The founders, Maria and Micheal state about their brand: "Aketekete is the name of a traditional festival from Elmina, Ghana, in which rituals are performed to connect with ancestors and celebrate their roots. It is an ode to the past and to never be forgotten. A connection to nature and its forms. To celebrate culture, origins and stories otherwise lost. We value collaborating and connecting with creatives to design modern objects with age-old techniques by supporting artisan communities to make them."
Aketekete is a newly established design brand based in Ghana, has gained recognition for its signature handmade baskets, bags, and jewelry. The brand operates in close collaboration with local artisan communities throughout the design and production process, emphasizing the use of natural fibers for their bags and baskets, and incorporating recycled and locally sourced beads in their jewelry.