This stunning basket is created by weaving sisal around sweetgrass, a fragrant, slightly sweet grass local to Rwanda. Large enough for storage, yet beautiful as a table display or wall hanging, this versatile basket makes the perfect gift - or treat yourself to one.
Small basket measures approximately 8" in diameter, large basket measures 12." There is a loop on the back for hanging.
All of our products are shipped with cards containing information about fair trade and the corresponding artisan group.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
This basket is handwoven in a fair trade women's cooperative in Rwanda. In addition to receiving fair wages, the artisans are provided with skills training, market access, a collaborative work environment, and a path for economic independence. Modern designs pair with traditional techniques to create baskets that appeal to Western markets. The women have seen their lives greatly improve through steady, well-paid jobs and access to further education.