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Rwanda Small Hand Woven Black Papyrus Hooded Basket

$85.00
* Small basket with hood
* For storing trinkets or garlic in the kitchen
* 7" height, 12.5" height with hood, 5" width
* Black and natural color
* Delicate basket
* Woven from papyrus and locally grasses
* Place over hood
* Umuraza or path patterns
* Cultural significance
* Traditional Rwandan wedding gifts
* 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.