Intricately woven! Craftswomen in Rwanda use a timeless tradition to weave carefully dyed raffia fibers and grass to make stunning baskets. This watermelon design is full of fun and whimsy!
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. Often referred to as “the land of a thousand hills,” Rwanda is composed of countless mountain ranges whose steep slopes are dotted with thousands of terraced farms that seemingly defy gravity as sure-footed farmers harvest crops from these precipitous plots. The beautiful design illustrates the mountain ranges that cover the nation and surround the countryside with amazing views.
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