MEANING AND PURPOSE
These delicately textured and handcrafted trivets were made by groups of women in intimate communities across Rwanda. They use the sisal agave plant and sweet grass to weave them together and make these trivets that are sustainable and make a local impact. With culturally and traditionally inspired designs and colors, one or more of these trivets will make a globally conscious and stylistic addition to your home.
This 10" sisal trivet can be used as a centerpiece, or as a placemat on your dining table. It is heat resistant so it can be used to set down a tea kettle on or a hot dish from the oven. Practically and meaningfully designed, the trivets have woven loops attached to them so that they can be hung up on a wall for decoration. Meaningfully and purposefully designed.
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” 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.
*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size. See our Guarantee of Quality for more information.