Craftswomen in Rwanda use age-old traditions to weave carefully dyed sisal fibers and sweet grass into stunning one-of-a-kind pieces rich in cultural meaning and purpose -- a perfect center piece, bread/fruit bowl, or wall hanging.
Baskets carry a special symbolism in Rwanda: friends give them to one another to celebrate milestones (weddings, births, etc.), and they are proudly displayed as a reflection of abundance in friendships, family and life. The HOPE design is a sunburst pattern (also seen on the Rwandan flag) standing for the country's collective hope for a new dawn and brighter future. With the income the basket weavers receive, they are able to open bank accounts, start businesses and even hire other workers.
- Approximately 3” tall and 12” wide and includes hang loop for option of wall decor
- Made by hand in Rwanda using organic dyes and all natural fibers of sisal and sweet grass
- Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product; made by hand so each varies slightly in color and size.
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