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LARGE EGGPLANT THOUSAND HILLS BASKET

LARGE EGGPLANT THOUSAND HILLS BASKET

Your Price: $58.00
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Part Number:FB570


Overview:

Intricately woven.  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 for a center piece, fruit bowl, or wall hanging.

 

Product Meaning & Purpose

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.


Thousand Hills Design

This basket recalls Rwanda’s mountainous terrain. The beautiful design illustrates the mountain ranges that cover the nation and surround the countryside with amazing views. Often referred to as “the land of a thousand hills” Rwanda is composed of countless mountain ranges whose steep slopes are dotted with thousands of terraced farms that seemingly defy gravity as sure-footed farmers harvest crops from these precipitous plots. Hidden among the hills are thriving vegetation and vibrant wildlife, most famously the rare mountain gorillas. It’s been said that Rwandan’s terrain offers a democratic beauty, as rich and poor alike are blessed with incredible views of the land and cities.


Details & Dimensions:

·      Approximately 3” tall and 12” wide

·      Made in Rwanda

·      Product is made from all natural fibers of sisal and sweet grass

·      Organic dyes are used to dye the sisal

·      Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product

·      Basket has a hang loop on the back for wall décor

·      Safe to use with food

 

*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size. 

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Care Instructions:

Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge or wash with water.

If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe the basket clean.