MEANING AND PURPOSE
Each basket tells a story. The stories of the Rwandan women who have intricately handcrafted these baskets from sweet grass and the leaves of the agave sisal plant. The intricate designs and flawless work of an experienced weaver is never the result of luck. Rather, Rwandan women owe their skills to the women before them who passed on the knowledge from generation to generation—mother to daughter, grandmother to child. Each piece is unique, culturally and traditionally inspired, and handwoven in intimate Rwandan communities. With differing patterns and colors, one or more of these baskets will make a globally conscious and stylistic addition to your home.
Our 10" basket can be used as a fruit bowl, center piece, or any practical need for the storage of personal belongings. Meaningfully and purposefully designed, each basket has a woven loop that allows you to hang it up on the wall as a decorative piece.
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 10.2" D x 2.6” 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
- Basket has a hang loop on the back for wall decor
- 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.