Krataa is the Twi word for Paper and translates into English as “image of the soul”
The Krataa Foundation, a non-profit enterprise dedicated to promoting the use of Ghanaian Pulp Mulberry for high-quality hand papermaking.
Krataa Foundation Objectives include:
Developing training strategies and educational opportunities in all aspects of hand papermaking using Ghanaian botanical and textile waste
Creating opportunities for local, national and international artistic activity and commercial product design using high-quality paper made entirely from local bio and textile waste.
Collaborating with the Forestry Commission of Ghana in support of the sustainable stewardship of public lands; developing environmentally friendly strategies for harvesting the invasive Pulp Mulberry plant
Serving as a model and information clearinghouse for the establishment of other hand papermaking activities within Ghana and on the African continent.