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Rwanda Mini Black Sisal Hand Woven Hooded Peace Basket

$60.00
* Natural and black mini basket
* For storing trinkets or garlic in the kitchen
* 6" height, 9" height with hood, 5" rim diameter
* Traditional umuraza pattern meaning a path travelled together
* Place over hood
* Woven from sisal fibers and local grasses
* Cultural significance as Agaseke or Peace basket
* Peace baskets have helped women to bring the nation together post genocide
* Traditional rwandan wedding gift
* Made in Rwanda

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Ibiseke means baskets in kinyarwanda,the language of Rwanda. The Tutsi people from Rwanda are known for making baskets across africa. Post Rwandan genocide, hand-crafted goods like woven baskets played a key role in helping Tutsi women to provide food and education for their families. Baskets are made from sisal fibers, banana leaves, banana stalks, and local forest grasses. Sisal fibers are extracted from the long leaves of an agave plant. The fibers are cleaned, dried, colored, and then woven into beautiful basket bowls, trivets, coasters, and more. Only natural dyes are used to color sisal fibers. The materials used for weaving baskets are all gathered and produced locally.