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Objects of Desire: Woven Pet Huts from Ghana, West Africa

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Objects of Desire: Woven Pet Huts from Ghana, West Africa

July 28, 2022

Dogs and cats like a room of their own, too. Here’s an upgrade on the common unsightly crate and backyard doghouse: fanciful pet huts woven by women’s craft collectives in the Bolgtanga region of Ghana, West Africa.

These covered beds combine the artisans’ basket- and hat-making skills, and come in a range of shapes and sizes, all with wide-open mouth-like entries that lend them an anthropomorphic charm. Here are six standouts.

nickey kehoe, a favorite remodelista resource in la, is where we first came acr 9
Above: Nickey Kehoe, a favorite Remodelista resource in LA, is where we first came across these Ghanaian Woven Pet Huts, no two exactly alike. A “bungalow” is $300 and a “penthouse” is $400. To furnish, add a cushion.
this cat basket is made of dried elephant grass, fabric, and natural dyes. etsy 10
Above: This Cat Basket is made of dried elephant grass, fabric, and natural dyes. Etsy seller Handmade by Akua of Bolgtanga, Ghana, offers it in three sizes and in many colors and patterns starting at $135. For kids’ rooms with an overflow of stuffed animals, consider one of these as a teddy cave.
spotted on meadow blu, a natural pet hut made by women weavers; \$345 11
Above: Spotted on Meadow Blu, a Natural Pet Hut made by women weavers; $345. To clean, add water and reshape as needed.
zaarefolks sells a wide range of elephant grass baskets handwoven in ghana, inc 12
Above: Zaarefolks sells a wide range of elephant grass baskets handwoven in Ghana, including dog baskets, Moses baskets, market baskets, and laundry baskets. This colorful vegetable-dyed Cat Bed is $145 on Etsy.
for your pet or resident elf, the fair trade natural pet hut from michele varia 13
Above: For your pet or resident elf, the fair-trade Natural Pet Hut from Michele Varian is $345.
nickey kehoe&#8\2\17;s pet penthouse is \$400. 14
Above: Nickey Kehoe’s Pet Penthouse is $400.

Browse the Remodelista Pet Archives for additional recommendations, including our own Meredith Swinehart’s Faunamade line of dog and cat beds.

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