In Rwanda, Sisal Peace Baskets are given at weddings or on other special occasions, containing gifts of friendship and thanks. Simple yet thoughtful, the traditional pattern symbolizes the mountain path of friends bearing such gifts, hidden in baskets.
The Handcrafted Details
- Weavers work for 4-5 days to weave one of these traditional baskets.
- Woven from hand-extracted sisal fibers, a renewable resource.
- Dimensions: 4″d x 9.5″h
- Care: Wipe with a dry cloth.
Kundagaseke’s artistic specialty is weaving traditional Rwandan baskets from natural sisal fibers. The weavers’ primary desire is to connect with customers – a large and sustainable market – so that their weaving can provide a consistent income for them and their families. The members of the group also hope to keep progressing so they can follow their individual dreams: like paying tuition for their children to go to school. Our purpose is to fight against poverty and to develop ourselves.Meet the Artisan