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LARGE NATURAL UNITY BASKET

LARGE NATURAL UNITY BASKET

Your Price: $58.00
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Part Number:FB520

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.

 

Unity Design

The three-line pattern on this basket is known as the “unity” design and symbolizes the three ethnic groups that divided Rwanda in 1994, but who now work together to heal wounds from the past. Weaving cooperatives act as support networks and places to exchange knowledge and build relationships. Weavers heal through the collective effort of working toward the same purpose and goal: to create beauty with their own hands. In the end, hearts and lives weave together in new ways that strengthen the bonds between individuals, allowing them to move forward on common ground.


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. 

See Our Guarantee of Quality for more information.

 

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.


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