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Handmade in Rwanda
The linear rays emanating from the sunrise pattern of this basket paints a picture of dawn's first light peeking through the morning mist over the beautiful hills in Rwanda and Uganda. The radiating light reveals stillness and peace, uniting the people of each region with a warm glow as they emerge from the dark of night. Because these nations sit on the equator, the sun consistently rises at 6 a.m. all year long. East Africans are greeted with a dependably punctual sun that brightens each new beginning that comes with each new day.
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.
About the Brand
Blending a passion for sustainable development, business acumen and a strong work ethic, Alicia Wallace and Greg Stone founded All Across Africa in 2013 to create jobs & markets to alleviate poverty in Africa. Traditionally artisan development and handmade production in Africa has been fragmented and not capable of scalability. All Across Africa’s unique innovative model of high volume, high artisan impact provides the highest wages in the region to thousands of artisans.