Meet our Ghana fans made possible by my friend Adoma (photo below).
Adoma and I met during our freshman year at UVA and became fast friends. We traveled to New York together, shared the same humor, spent countless hours in the art studio, and instantly clicked. Today, she is an award winning filmmaker, producer, and educator. She is a Harvard and Georgetown professor. View her work HERE.
When she was home visiting her family in Ghana, she sent me two beautiful fans. The colors reminded her of my jewelry, and I knew I had to share them. Bolga Fans and are made in Bolgatanga, a small town in the northern region of Ghana. Each fan is made of Elephant Grass and handwoven. Each fan goes through a 'meticulous 8-step process that takes up to a day to complete.'
No two fans are the same, but they are all designed with inspiration from the regal fans that were once used by Ghanian queens, which is why we chose to name each individual fan after awesome women who have changed history.
These fans can be used for what they're designed for, but they can also be used as strikingly beautiful decor pieces. Whether you're looking to add some color to your space, or are in need of an accent piece for your cozy nook, these fans are so versatile! We can't wait to see how you style your fan. Tag us @erinmcdermott1
Adoma - I am so grateful for our friendship and our adventures. Thank you for making this possible. XOXO, Erin.