Sculptural bag opening on top and closing with a magnet with two leather shoulder straps.
ー All bags by Inès Bressand are handcrafted, light differences in colour, shape and size may occur.
ー The baskets are handwoven in Ghana by local craftsmen and craftswomen using traditional techniques. They are woven without a mould and therefore each basket is unique, carefully selected for its weaving quality and the harmony of its shape. Some basket forms are obtained in a second shaping process done by hand in our atelier in France. The leather handles are fabricated and hand-stitched in Inès Bressand’s atelier in Saint Pierreville, France.
ー Material ー
Straw｜Pennisetum Purpureum natural fiber* from Ghana
Leather｜French Vegetable Tanned Leather**
*Pennisetum Purpureum Natural Fiber：Also known as elephant grass. This wild straw used to weave the baskets is harvested by hand in the savannah of Ghana and sun-dried. It does not receive any chemical treatments. Straw may have light variations in colours and thickness which appears in the final basket.
**French Vegetable Tanned Leather：
Vegetable leather from french cows raised for their meat and tanned in France using oak barks. The natural process of vegetable tanning leaves the leather grain visible, therefore some variations in textures may appear on both sides of the leather. This process allows the material to aged beautifully.
Size｜H24 x W34 x D18cm；Strap Drop：50cm
ー Care instructions ー
- Store the basket bag in a dry and dark place and keep away from rain. With sunlight, the straw will age and become more golden.
- Straw has some roughness which might damaged delicate clothes.
- The leather is vegetable tanned, therefore it can marks promptly. This is intended and will give a beautiful aged appearance to the handles.
- Textile dyes is used to colour the straw in different shades. If wet, colour transfer may occur from the basket to nearby clothing or natural straw.
ーHandmade in Ghana & Franceー
A designer with a textile and design background, Inès Bressand is looking at craft technics with a contemporary eye from her workshop in Marseille, France. In collaboration with craftsmen, she manipulates materials and questions traditions to explore a new sculptural vocabulary through beautiful objects for the everyday use.