Archive / November, 2009

About Us

About House of TalentsThe Mission of House of Talents is to alleviate poverty by connecting artisans from developing countries with consumer markets worldwide. Our Commitment:House of Talents seeks to empower the talented poor through the sale of high quality handmade artisan products. We are currently working with artisan groups in Ghana, West Africa to promote

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Here we are!

After two trips to Ghana and one to Mali, all in the space of less than a year, here we are launching our website. It has taken hours merging into days, weeks, and months. Sometimes it’s been so crazy I haven’t been able to tell the days apart, but this journey has been tremendous fun

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George – Drums

George – Drums The Drum MakersWe happened upon a soccer game of about twenty men. Next door, we located George at his work place in an uncompleted building. The soccer game was being played with great intensity, and as we also came to later find out, matched the intensity of the drum making atmosphere –

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Dan – Iron & Glass

Dan – Iron & Glass You are struck by his quiet demeanor when you meet him, and you sense his patience as he takes every question with a smile.  Meet Dan, who together with his assistants is transforming discarded glass and metal into beautiful pieces of functional art – their artistic contribution to cleaning of

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Niendow – soap

Niendow – more than a soap maker Meet Niendow the soap maker (pronounced “NIN-doe”; his name means ‘one who returns’). We found his soap before we met him: Traveling to Northern Ghana, an area known for its shea butter, titanic termite mounds and veta vera baskets, we were handed Niendow’s soap by our hostess with

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Kati – A celebration of beads

Once upon a long, time, she immigrated to Ghana from Hungary as a 20 year old bride with her Ghanaian husband. They settled in a small town in the Eastern region of Ghana, where her husband taught at a secondary school. While she did not speak the local dialect, Kati nevertheless ventured to the marketplace,

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Joseph – baskets

Joseph – Man on a mission How do you weave 25 baskets in a single day?  Joseph knows. “We got the community together and told them of your desire to help us. Then we each wove our best basket so you will come back and order more.  The community has a need and we are

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House Of Talents – Art Connecting Cultures

Hello, and welcome to theHouse Of Talents™Art Connecting Cultures At House of Talents™, we connect talented artisans in developing countries to consumers worldwide so that through their work, they may construct the lives they envision for themselves. We do this for them and for ourselves, borne out of the knowledge that whenever we open our

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william – handbag (sewing)

William – the Artist William transformed Mercy’s fabric samples into handbags, beach bags and computer bags. He is a man of few words and a winning smile; he paints, designs and sews with astonishing quality. Although a Ghanaian, William had lived in Cameroon for a while, where the rest of his family still resides. He

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Meet The Artisans

Meet Our Artisans Akwaaba and welcome. With this greeting, the Ghanaian welcomes you to their country. While their modest shops or places of work may likely never fall on your travel itinerary, in subsequent pages we are excited to present you with their pieces as if you were there in-person. Whether you are viewing Kati and

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