HANDMADE IN RWANDA
Breakfast in bed? Yes, please! Just be sure to serve it from this rectangular raffia tray!
Place on your coffee table, counter, or console and top with magazines, books, a vase, or a succulent for everyday decor. Hosting a summer picnic or BBQ - serve guests on your outdoor patio setting for a fresh and fun summer feel with this natural woven tray. It's got all the cozy vibes to go from inside your home decor to perfectly fresh outdoor decor. Don't forget our favorite use - Sunday morning breakfast (or just coffee) in bed with a good book! Keep your coffee safe and secure on our raffia trays, while you soak up the lazy morning or cozy evening in bed!
- Approximately 16” L x 12” W x 2” H
- Fair Trade, Nest Seal of Transparency
- Made in Rwanda
- Product is made from all natural fibers of raffia and sweet grass
- Organic dyes are used to dye the sisal
- Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
Made of the highest quality natural raffia fibers in an ethical, fair trade environment. Raffia is wound stitch by stitch around a small sweet grass bundle. Handwoven by a woman in remote regions of Rwanda.
- Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge in water.
- If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean the 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.
- 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 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. As young weavers learn from their elders, they quickly realize the weaving process is a painstaking one. Passing on basket weaving to young women carries the weight of upholding a time-honored practice and an age-old rite of passage. Baskets decorate nearly every Rwandan home, for they are one of the most important symbols of family, friendship, good fortune, and proud cultural heritage.