Paawopaa Collectibles | Ghanean Toys

This project is another product that was produced during our trip to Ghana (See Previous Post Ahoma Shoes). Paawopaa is a series of collectibles toys that came from a collaboration with Kwame Nkrumah University (KNUST) in Ghana and the local craftsmen and artisans. We have developed a lineup of collectible toys using the local’s most abundant talent – wood working. The concept was inspired by the way Ghanians carry their goods on the head.

Local women carrying goods on their heads.

Sketches for the design.

Different items to be carried on the head of the doll.

Discussing with local craftsmen and shop owner.

Prototype.

Prototype and packaging.