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The TGFxLittle Proba Rug Collection Is Unquestionably Good

01.07.22 | By
The TGFxLittle Proba Rug Collection Is Unquestionably Good

A new rug collection – TGFxLittle Proba – is the joyous result of a collaboration between the Studio Proba initiative, Little Proba, and the Toni Garrn Foundation (TGF). Designed by 27 students at Wioso Senior High School in Ghana, each floor covering is a celebration of the students’ ability to embody themselves and their culture.

collection of colorful abstract rugs

Multidisciplinary artist Alex Proba started Little Proba in 2019 as a hands on way to teach children how to reach their inner artist, to put that work out into the world, and raise money for charities. To create the TGFxLittle Proba rug collection, she led virtual workshops with Toni Garrn Foundation members who were on the ground in Ghana. TGF was founded in 2016, focusing on educational initiatives for girls in Africa in the hopes of closing the gender gap in education.

The virtual workshops allowed Proba to share color theory as well as how to create abstract drawings and paintings with bold colors, shapes, and patterns. The girls’ artworks put all of this fresh knowledge to work, with the colors and symbols of Ghana included in each design. Finally, the rugs were then hand-woven by women in India who have long worked with Studio Proba. All proceeds from the TGFxLittle Proba rug collection will go directly back to the Toni Garrn Foundation.

colorful abstract rug

Created by Elizabeth Agyapong

colorful abstract rug

Created by Ernestina Konadu

colorful abstract rug

Created by Hagar Mawusi

colorful abstract rug

Created by Matilda Frimpong

colorful abstract rug

Created by Michael Tweneboali

colorful abstract rug

Created by Rosina Yanney Arthur

colorful abstract rug

Created by Salifeu Latifa

colorful abstract rug

Created by Seidatu Kadiri

detail of colorful abstract rug

detail of colorful abstract rug

detail of colorful abstract rug

detail of colorful abstract rug

sketch of colorful abstract rug

Created by Abigail Boadu

sketch of colorful abstract rug

Created by Christabel Sekyere

sketch of colorful abstract rug

Created by Latifa Salifu

sketch of colorful abstract rug

Created by Mary Konadu

group of schoolgirls seated in wooden desks outdoors

group of schoolgirls gathered in front of their own colorful sketches

To view the rest of the TGFxLittle Proba rug collection or to purchase a rug, visit probahome.com/tgf-x-little-proba.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.