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 WELCOME design symbolizes welcome customs. In Rwanda and Uganda, people meeting for the first time shake right hands and place their left hand under the opposing right forearm to show respect. Some people even kiss the air next to each cheek while shaking hands. Rwandans and Ugandans value hospitality and graciousness, as evident in their social customs. This basket is a wonderful addition to any home, welcoming all who visit.
- Approximately 5” H x 16” W
- Safe to use with food
- Includes a hang loop on the back 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
*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.
-Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge or wash with water.
-If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe the basket clean.
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