peace & serenity. Handwoven peace basket made from locally sourced sisal fibers.
- Hand dyed and crafted in Rwanda
- Color: Black & White
- 10" x 6"
All profits fund educational training programs for the women who handcraft Indego Africa's products.
- spot clean
- bright colors will fade in direct sunlight
**Due to the basket’s handmade quality, some size and color variation may occur.
We’re proud to feature Indego Africa for their direct support of women entrepreneurs in Rwanda. Your purchase of this product directly impacts this artisan community through fair wages and business/skill training.
Story behind the Peace Basket:
In addition to being unique and beautiful items, these baskets also have a poignant history that make them all the more special. Following the genocide in Rwanda, women were left to pick up the pieces of their shattered country. In order to provide for themselves, their families, and the countless orphans left in the destruction's wake, many banded together to form artisan cooperatives.
Women who had been caught on both sides of the country’s violence – both Hutus & Tutsis – came together to make traditional Rwandan baskets, which have since earned the title of “peace baskets.” By working and weaving together, these women were able to overcome their tragic pasts and foster peace, hope, and reconciliation in the face of enmity and despair.
To this day, peace baskets are a powerful symbol in Rwanda. They represent the generosity, compassion, and forgiveness that have helped this country to rise from its ashes towards a brighter future.