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.
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.
basket is the signature vessel of Rwanda, the “friendship” basket. It holds
such important meaning in Rwanda’s culture that it’s featured on the country’s
national emblem. Also known as the agaseke basket, it is a symbol of
generosity, gratitude and compassion, and embodies giving. Thus, agaseke
baskets are commonly given to friends, family members or hosts at significant
life events such as weddings, births and graduations, stuffed full of fresh and
dried foods as a token of love. Recipients proudly display them in their homes.
Beyond friendship, agaseke baskets represent usefulness, the skill required to
create them, and deep ties to the land and womanhood. Beautifully made, agaseke
baskets have a myriad of uses. “Savoring the world only takes place when you
get along. The world makes no sense without friendship.” Rwandan proverb
4.5” tall x 4.5” wide
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.
See Our Guarantee of Quality for more information.
Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge or wash
If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe clean.