Craftswomen in Rwanda use timeless tradition to weave carefully dyed
sisal fibers and sweet grass to make stunning one of a kind pieces rich in
cultural meaning and purpose. They are just the right size to be used as a hot plate, centerpiece or wall hanging.
Product Meaning &
Baskets carry their
own symbolism in Rwanda. Because friends give them to celebrate major life
events such as weddings, births and graduations, baskets are proudly displayed
as symbols of wealth of friends, family and life. This
flat trivet is perfect for withstanding heat and creating the
center-of-the-table-talk as you serve your hot dish.
The circular pattern
on this basket symbolizes the cycle of rebirth, in which rain plays a vital
role. East Africa has two rainy seasons, each lasting two to three months.
Because the majority of East Africa’s people rely on agriculture to survive,
they trust that rain will come to cultivate the seeds they sow, and reward
their hard work by bringing life and nourishment to people, animals and plants.
Thus the rain pattern represents the cleansing of one life stage and hope in
the promise of growth.
Details & Dimensions:
is made from all natural fibers of sisal and sweet grass
dyes are used to dye the sisal
weaver tag is attached to each product
to use with food
*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly
in color and size.
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Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge or wash
If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe the trivet clean.