These baskets are handwoven in Rwanda, made from local elephant grass, also known as Napier grass, sweetgrass and sisal by the women of Kigali.
Basket weaving has helped bring much needed income to the villages surrounding Kigali. Local women supplement family income by weaving these beautiful baskets.
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.
Rwanda baskets/bowls woven by women in Rwanda can be used to hold fruit and other food at the center of your dining table or in your kitchen, to hold keys and other objects in you living room or toiletries in the washroom. All baskets have a hang loop and they look beautiful hanging on your walls as pure pieces of art.
We partner with few cooperatives to give to these women a source of income and their families a better future.