Cost Plus World Market Special Collection Focuses on Africa
October 10, 2017,
The Malawi Wicker Chair.
The Craft Africa Collection, which is available in select Cost Plus World Market (CPWM) stores and online, is sourced by CPWM buyers from more than a dozen countries, including South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and Ethiopia.
The handcrafted collection offers a limited number of items from various artisans and craft-oriented companies within Africa.
According to the company’s website, the chair employs traditional Malawian weaving techniques that have been handed down through generations. The three- to four-day crafting process begins with a natural bamboo frame around which wicker reeds are woven.
The Craft Africa Collection is part of a larger program that will change countries or regions every few months to give Cost Plus World Market customers exposure to the cultural history of those areas.
Cost Plus World Market has 279 stores in 37 states and the District of Columbia as well as an online presence at worldmarket.com.
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