Yen Pang Basket Weavers is located in a small rural area outside of Bolgatanga in Northern Ghana. Originally established as a group of eight, the groups success in just four short years has lead the group to grow to 40 women. Meet some of the women who made your bolga basket.

 
Abane

Abane

Akanma

Akanma

Akasikah (Cecilia)

Akasikah (Cecilia)

Bodsom

Bodsom

Ernest the “Leather Man”

Ernest the “Leather Man”

Janet

Janet

Kurpoka

Kurpoka

Monica

Monica

Paulina

Paulina

Rose

Rose

Sara

Sara

Vaida

Vaida

Yaa

Yaa

Yenpoka

Yenpoka

 
 
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TOP IMAGE:  ELEPHANT GRASS PRIOR TO BEING PREPARED AND WOVEN  SECOND ROW LEFT IMAGE:  YENPOKA PREPARING THE ELEPHANT GRASS  SECOND ROW RIGHT IMAGE:  INDIVIDUAL ELEPHANT GRASS STALKS HAVE BEEN SPLIT, TWISTED TOGETHER, AND BUNDLED - IT’S NOW READY TO BE WEAVED  THIRD ROW:  YENPOKA AND ROSE WEAVING BASKETS IN THE WORKSHOP  FOURTH ROW LEFT IMAGE:  SEBASTIANA AUCCATOMA  FOURTH RIGHT IMAGE:  EMILIA SALAZAR AND AUCCATOMA  FIFTH ROW LEFT IMAGE:  A FINISHED U SHOPPER BASKET BAG BEFORE GOING TO ERNEST “THE LEATHER MAN” TO HAVE THE HANDLES WRAPPED WITH LEATHER  FIFTH ROW RIGHT IMAGE:  MONICA  BOTTOM IMAGE:  FINISHED MARKET AND OVERSIZED DRUM BASKETS  ALL IMAGES BY   JASMIN SANDER   FOR NOMADIC CITIZEN

TOP IMAGE: ELEPHANT GRASS PRIOR TO BEING PREPARED AND WOVEN SECOND ROW LEFT IMAGE: YENPOKA PREPARING THE ELEPHANT GRASS SECOND ROW RIGHT IMAGE: INDIVIDUAL ELEPHANT GRASS STALKS HAVE BEEN SPLIT, TWISTED TOGETHER, AND BUNDLED - IT’S NOW READY TO BE WEAVED THIRD ROW: YENPOKA AND ROSE WEAVING BASKETS IN THE WORKSHOP FOURTH ROW LEFT IMAGE: SEBASTIANA AUCCATOMA FOURTH RIGHT IMAGE: EMILIA SALAZAR AND AUCCATOMA FIFTH ROW LEFT IMAGE: A FINISHED U SHOPPER BASKET BAG BEFORE GOING TO ERNEST “THE LEATHER MAN” TO HAVE THE HANDLES WRAPPED WITH LEATHER FIFTH ROW RIGHT IMAGE: MONICA BOTTOM IMAGE: FINISHED MARKET AND OVERSIZED DRUM BASKETS

ALL IMAGES BY JASMIN SANDER FOR NOMADIC CITIZEN