The bold, pointed pattern on the dancer basket conjures the full, sharp movements and brilliant costumes of East African dancers spinning to a drummer's beat.
Both Rwanda and Uganda have rich traditions of celebrations that involve music and dance. But traditional East African dances go beyond entertainment; they often celebrate first fruits, and unmarried Rwandan youth dance the ikinimba as part of a courtship ritual; the dance's flowing arm movements show off the women's beautiful grace.
Similarly, in Uganda, young women dance the lakaraka. "It has often been said that everyone dances in Africa, and that Africa is the festival continent. In fact, an African proverb says that if you can talk, you can sing. And if you can walk, you can dance." - Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
- Approximately 15” D x 0.25” H
- Made of all natural fibers of sisal and sweet grass
- Made in Rwanda
- Fair trade
- Organic dyes
- Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
- Trivet has a hang loop on the back for wall decor
- Safe to use with food
- Heat resistant
Care instructions: If necessary, use damp cloth to wipe the woven material clean. Do not submerge or wash with water.
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