Intricately woven! Craftswomen in Rwanda use a timeless tradition to weave carefully dyed raffia fibers and grass to make stunning one-of-a-kind pieces rich in cultural meaning and purpose.
Dimensions: Approximately 3” tall and 12” wide. Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product. Safe to use with food. 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.
Product Meaning & Purpose
Baskets carry their own symbolism in Rwanda. Because friends give them to celebrate major life events such as weddings, births and graduations, baskets are proudly displayed as symbols of wealth of friends, family and life. The bold, pointed “dancer” design pattern conjures the full, sharp movements and brilliant costumes of East African dancers spinning to a drummer's beat. Both Rwanda and Uganda have rich traditions of celebrations that involve music and dance. The dances tell stories and pay tribute to life-giving commodities and animals.
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