Banana Fiber Basket - Blue/Green, Uganda

This stunning basket is handwoven by women in Uganda using sustainably sourced banana fiber, raffia and azo-free dyes. The weavers make each basket from home while tending to other household duties.  Baskets can take days to weeks to complete with artists weaving 3 or so hours per day while balancing other responsibilities.  The exquisite colors and superb weaving makes this one truly special.

Measures approximately 13" in diameter by 3" high (this is a shallow bowl basket).

Comes with 2 loops on the back for hanging.

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

This basket was handmade in a fair trade women's cooperative in Uganda.  With a mission to help vulnerable women by providing opportunities for income, our weaving partners sell crafts both locally and internationally. In addition to earning a fair income, women are also provided with opportunities to be educated about personal health, family planning, hygiene and HIV/AIDS education for the betterment of their families.  These women are superbly talented weavers who are continuing a tradition that has been passed down through the generations.



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