HANDMADE AFRICAN BASKET from RWANDA
Rooted in tradition, this intricate Cathedral basket exudes global chic style
These Cathedral baskets are incredibly versatile for your home. The dramatic soaring lid on these baskets can be used as a focal point in your living room or home office and the space will transform in function and beauty. Mix and match with other vases, baskets, or accent furniture for superb home decoration.
Spice up your interiors with these globally inspired African cathedral baskets.
- Approximately 7” D x 13” H
- Fair Trade, Nest Seal of Transparency
- Made in Rwanda
- Products are made of papyrus
- Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
*Made of the highest quality natural bamboo and papyrus in an ethical, fair trade environment. Handwoven by a woman in the remote village of Huye, Rwanda.
- Made of papyrus; do not submerge in water.
- If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean the lidded basket.
- Avoid using chemicals or detergents.
Sun and fading
- Due to being all natural fibers, keep dyed products out of direct sunlight for long periods of time to avoid natural fading.
- All natural products with little or no coloring do well in direct sunlight.
- Avoid temperature changes when possible.
- If products are being stored for more than 2 weeks, please keep in a temperature controlled environment, elevated off of a concrete floor to avoid fluctuating cold and warm temperatures that could create mold.
Meaning & Purpose
The income from baskets now enables the women to provide for their families in life-changing ways: they are able to put nutritious food on the table, give the gift of education to their children, and provide health insurance for their family. Beyond these financial benefits, the baskets have also helped to provide a sense of pride and independence. Priscilla Ntivugurazwa explains about the pride she feels. "Being a basket weaver and businesswoman has provided me with a connection to a commercial bank, which has helped me take out a loan to construct a shop and storefront in partnership with my husband and other members of the cooperative."
Women, like Priscilla, can now beam with confidence and dignity. They have opportunities that have rarely been available to the rural poor in Africa, let alone to women.. With honor and pride, these women now say: “I am a weaver.”