Craftswomen in Rwanda use timeless tradition to weave carefully dyed raffia
fibers and grass to make stunning one of a kind pieces rich in cultural meaning
and purpose. They are perfect to be used
as a bread serving bowl, display of fresh fruit or vegetables, or hung on the
wall in a well crafted collage or set.
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 Rwanda'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 10” wide
· Made in Rwanda
· Product is made from all natural
sisal and sweet grass
· Organic dyes are used to dye the raffia
· Profiled weaver tag is attached to
· 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.
Made of natural fibers
and grass; do not submerge or wash with water.
If necessary, use a
damp cloth to wipe the basket clean.