Focused on textile and design, Inès brings her contemporary vision to artisanal techniques. In collaboration with craftspeople, she manipulates materials and questions traditions to explore a new sculptural vocabulary through beautiful everyday objects. Her first series of baskets was created during a three-month stay in Ghana with master weavers. Using her in-depth comprehension of straw, elephant grass and artisanal techniques, she developed a series of shapes with a freedom and audacity rarely seen on the wicker bag market.
In Ghana, the baskets are mainly woven by women.
In France, the raw straw baskets are handcrafted and completed with French vegetable-tanned leather handles, accentuating the lines of the accessories with a graphic touch. From the weaving to the final addition of the handles, the entire process is done by hand and mastered to perfection. Inès Bressand goes to Ghana regularly with the weavers to search for new techniques and ensure a unique approach.