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Handwoven 12" Geometric Earth Tone Round Decorative Basket Bowl - Fair Trade from Rwanda

$90.00


This large sisal bowl is the perfect size for so many uses. Use as a fruit bowl, or a decorative bowl on a shelf or wall, add it to your coffee table for a globally inspired feel, or as storage for keys and mail in your entryway. The loop on the back makes this gorgeous piece of wall art ready to hang.

The intricate designs and flawless work of an experienced weaver is never the result of luck. Rather, Rwandan women owe their skills to the women before them who passed on the knowledge from generation to generation—mother to daughter, grandmother to child. As young weavers learn from their elders, they quickly realize the weaving process is a painstaking one. Passing on basket weaving to young women carries the weight of upholding a time-honored practice and an age-old rite of passage. Baskets decorate nearly every Rwandan home, for they are one of the most important symbols of family, friendship, good fortune, and proud cultural heritage.

Made of the highest quality natural sisal fibers in an ethical, fair trade environment. Sisal is wound stitch by stitch around a small sweetgrass bundle. Handwoven by a woman in remote regions of Rwanda.

Specifications:

  • Approximately 12”D x 4” H
  • Fair Trade
  • Made in Rwanda
  • Products are made from all-natural fibers of sisal and sweetgrass
  • Organic dyes are used to dye the sisal
  • Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
  • Baskets have a hang loop on the back for wall décor - ready to hang

*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.

Care Instructions:

Cleaning the handmade products - Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge in water. If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean the basket. After serving bread or other dried foods, turn the product upside down and shake and tap to release crumbs and residue. Avoid using chemicals or detergents.

Sun and fading - Due to being all-natural fibers, keep dyed products out of direct sunlight for long periods of time to avoid natural fading. All-natural products with little or no coloring do well in direct sunlight. 

Avoid moisture or temperate changes when possible - If products are being stored for more than 2 weeks, please keep in a temperature-controlled environment, elevated off of a concrete floor to avoid fluctuating cold and warm temperatures that could create mold.

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This Company creates employment for 3600 Artisans from Rwanda, Uganda, and Ghana. Increasing their earnings by 5x and impacting more than 19,000 family members and 100,000 community members. They are equipping and empowering women and men to succeed beyond their biggest dreams. Now, these women and men send their kids to school without traditional aid, through their own hard work.
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Impact:

  • Fair Trade
  • Sustainability
  • Socio-Economic
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Employment
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