MEANING AND PURPOSE
Our sisal trays are handcrafted by Rwandan women who have taken the traditions of their villages, and artistically integrated them into the designs of the baskets. This gives each tray a story. They are ornaments, heirlooms, art, gifts, symbols of culture, pieces of tradition, and embodiments of friendship.
With differing patterns and colors, one or more of these trays will make a globally conscious and stylistic addition to your home. Each tray has a woven loop so that it can be hung up on the wall as a decoration, or it can be displayed on your dining room or coffee table.
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 bringing hope for a better future far and wide.
- Approximately 16” D x 2” H
- Made of all natural fibers of sisal and sweet grass
- Organic dyes
- Made in Rwanda
- Fair trade
- Basket has a hang loop on the back for wall decor
- Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
- Safe to use with food
Care instructions: If necessary, use damp cloth to wipe the basket clean. Do not submerge or wash with water.
*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size. See our Guarantee of Quality for more information.