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Black & Gray Hand Woven Basket Vase with Glass Insert- Fair Trade, Rwanda

$55.00
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This cylindrical vase comes with a glass insert, so you can easily fill it with flowers on a special (or every day!) occasion. You can also keep a bottle of wine in the vase for luxe wine storage, or give it away with a bottle of wine as the perfect hostess gift. Fill the vase with serving utensils on the kitchen countertop for a more everyday functional piece.

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 4” D x  8” H
  • Fair Trade, Nest Seal of Transparency
  • Made in Rwanda
  • Product is made from all-natural fibers of sisal and sweet grass
  • Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product

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.

*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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