Early this year, I visited an Ibibio family home and was completely blown away by their home décor. They had really cool wicker furniture, which gave their living room a certain traditional essence.
After my visit, I kept wishing I could get some hand crafted furniture for my home too. Then a friend told me I can get some in the local markets.
Sincerely, I was utterly disappointed when I visited Eko Market. I did find the handcrafted home decoration items like baskets, little flower stand and whatnots but, the finishing was not good at all and I just wanted more creativity.
I got busy with other things and totally forgot about my desire for a home make-over by using handicraft till about a month ago.
The finishing was perfect and you could see that a lot of creativity has been put into it. Another part that I really liked is how durable this products look. Brings to mind what we said about craftsmanship in one of our previous posts.
Get to Know The Home Décor Craftswoman
So, you know this popular English proverb that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”?
This couldn’t be truer; in fact it has proven to be the gold mine of one of our verified craftswoman Achenyo Idachaba.
Achenyo Idachaba is the founder and CEO of MitiMeth, a company that specializes in making quality handicrafts from dried water hyacinths.
The concept of reuse, reduce and recycle is still very foreign to many Nigerians. I am particularly among the few Nigerians who rave for conservation of resources. Back when I was studying Botany, one of my lecturers, Prof Okusanya usually say conservation is more like using resources wisely.
Not everything needs to be thrown away. There are actually a lot of great things that can be done with things tagged ‘waste’.
MitiMeth CEO went several steps further into the conservation chain and started making eco-friendly handicrafts from waste.
They have really cool variety of items that can be used either as home decorations or gift items.
Here are some of their products
So I am going to get myself a tyre Ottoman, and some loom woven hyacinth pillows.
I’m thinking of getting some other items to transform my work space too. I really love the comfortable feeling I get from seeing furniture at work, that are similar to the ones I have at home.
*whispers* Need the boss’s approval on most though.
And if you really love working from home like I do, you might also consider sprucing up your work space with two or three items from the collection of uniquely crafted home and office decor by MitiMeth.
You can also get the notebooks made by MitiMeth to use as souvenirs for different types of event.
Thank you for your time darling Bella, if you have used one of MitiMeth products kindly tell us about your experience in the comment box below.
Or do you make remarkable Afrocentric products too or know someone who does and needs to get global recognition? Checkout our Get Verified page and follow the easy steps to joining our growing list of verified quality craftsmen in Africa.