The sweetest sweetgrass baskets, handwoven with heart, by artisans in Rwanda. Practicing a time-honored Rwandan weaving technique, artisans use a needle and thread to wrap hand-dyed strands of sisal (the inside fibers of an agave plant) around bunches of sweetgrass to create tightly coiled, durable baskets in an impressive range of patterns and colors. Depending on the size and shape, each basket can take one weaver anywhere from 60-70 hours to make!
These extraordinary pieces help fund education programs for the artisans who handcraft them. Each item is made by hand using traditional, time-honored techniques in Rwanda and Ghana. Handle with care.
Handcrafted in Rwanda
Sisal, Sweetgrass, Cotton
Due to the handcrafted nature of each piece, slight variations may occur from the images provided.Measurements:
12” Diameter x 3” Tall