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.
The sunburst pattern
on these baskets is known as the “hope” design. Reflected on the Rwandan
flag, this sunburst image stands for the country’s collective hope for a new
dawn and brighter future. This design means a lot to the weavers we
partner with, as each basket they sell increases their chances for a better
life. Quality of life, community status, self-worth and confidence are just a
few of the hopeful effects these baskets bring. With the income the weavers
receive, they are able to open bank accounts, start businesses and even hire
other workers. The effect from the production and income of basket weaving
ripples through the country.
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.