Teardrop Basket: $48.00
Product Weight: 0.35 lbs
Product Style Number: BK/3/M/8
at a glance
- The teardrop basket is crafted from valley grasses over a bamboo frame.
- The teardrop basket is light and delicate- truly a piece of art.
- Each basket is approximately 11.5 inches tall.
- Read the remarkable story of the Peace Basket Cooperative below!
a closer look
Handcrafted from valley grasses over a bamboo frame, the teardrop basket is truly a work of art. Lightweight and delicately woven, this basket makes a beautiful display piece, or can be used to store various treasures!
Two different artisan groups benefit from the purchase of each teardrop basket: those who craft the bamboo frame, and our featured artisans, Peace Basket Cooperative, who weave the valley grasses.
The teardrop basket’s beautiful design is reminiscent of the layers of sloping hills that make Rwanda’s landscape so gorgeous.
Agaseke k’Amahoro Association
- Agaseke k’Amahoro means Peace Basket Association.
- The group has about 120 members, 40 of whom are weaving actively.
- Community: The group weaves together in Rusatira, Huye District.
- Artistic Focus: Weaving grass baskets.
- Vision: To promote peace within and outside their group as they practice their art for their livelihood.
- Population – 290,677
- Size of District – 582 km2, or 225 miles2
- Main work – Agriculture (main crops – coffee, rice, banana, sweet potatoes, avocados, vegetables, sorghum & fruit).
- Official District Website: www.huye.gov.rw