This sisal, woven basket is woven by artisans in Gitarama, Rwanda. The women extract the sisal fibers from agave plants, then hand-dye and weave them into these beautiful works of art. The sisal is woven around sweetgrass, a fragrant grass with a subtle sweetness. Each sisal Rwandan basket comes with a string attached to the back so that you can hang it on the wall. In addition to making a beautiful table display, these baskets can also be hung as art. You can combine them with other baskets or works of art to make a feature wall collage.
Small: 8" wide
Large: 12" wide
Color: Tan, Green-Gold
Also available in this color/pattern
(group photo shows this basket in the middle)
A little about his company...
At Amsha, we believe in the slow fashion movement and create our goods with environmentally friendly and fair trade practices in mind. We are creating jobs, promoting education, and improving the quality of life in East Africa.
Amsha works directly with artisans to produce handmade goods in order to create a lasting and positive impact. We use locally sourced and recycled materials in order to reduce our carbon footprint and to ensure that our social impact extends to our supply chain.
When you purchase an Amsha good, the artisans earn 2- 3 times as much as they would in their local market. We support a living wage and benefits that go beyond fair trade.