Bring the sun into your room with this unique and 100% natural wall decor. Iconic and bold, it will make an impact in any room. To be used in the entry, dining, living room, bedroom or even in the kids room.
These striking suns are handmade by women from the 'Mango club', the first 60 female basket weavers in Malawi. It all started when non-profit organisation People of the Sun spotted a beautifully-made basket in Blantyre Market and asked the owner of the stall, Mr. Bigna, who had made it. He made a call to the artisan and together they traveled to his village, where three weavers were waiting for us under a mango tree!
Mango club was born and it now has about 150 artisan members, with a chairman, secretary and treasurer. Following high-profile collaborations with internationally-known designers, such as Ineke Hans, Rentaro Nishimura and Donna Wilson their products are sought-after worldwide.
About the Art of Basketry:
The art of basketry -which technique is used for these Suns- was born out of the need to contain or carry everything from water to mice and around the world different forms and techniques of basket making evolved, depending on the materials available. Today the art is threatened by the manufacture of metal and plastic containers, so artisans like the Mango Club need to revive their craft with new, utilitarian products suitable for modern living.
Please note that each Sun is unique and will vary a little bit from the photos.