Black + White Oval Basket
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Our partner reaches deep into rural villages in the developing world and provides jobs that restore dignity and promote self sufficiency - they see it as the way forward for sustainable development in Africa. It's the best of business practices through market development, training, and teaching to producers in Africa; most important, they connect these producers to developed external markets.
Handmade using all natural fibers and organic dyes. With every item purchased with us, a tree is planted in partnership with the National Forest Foundation.
Craftswomen in Rwanda use timeless tradition to weave carefully dyed raffia fibers and grass to make stunning one of a kind pieces rich in cultural meaning and 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.
Details + Dimensions
7" wide x 11.5" x 2.5" high
all natural fibers of raffia and sweet grass
Care Instructions: If necessary, use damp cloth to wipe the basket clean. Do not submerge or wash with water.
Meaning of the Oval Basket
The stories of these baskets are more than meets the eye. Mothers have been passing the traditional practice of weaving down to their daughters for centuries. They are more than baskets. They are sources of pride for an entire nation, and in the livelihoods of the women in Rwandan communities. The patterns of these oval baskets, embody the values and virtues that these women hold dear to them; friendship and tradition.
This oval shaped basket can be used for many purposes, including, as a bread basket, a place to store your wooden kitchen spoons or utensils, as a fruit bowl, or perhaps to store art supplies. Meaningfully and purposefully designed.
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preserve art forms and cultures
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