Rwanda Peace baskets at Fairtrade fortnight

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The 1994 genocide in Rwanda left the country, it’s peoples and economy in tatters. Rebuilding trust was vital and the women of Rwanda achieved this through reviving the weaving tradition. Weaving cycles were formed up and down the country as a way of promoting peace and reviving peace amongst communities. To day these women’s weaving cycles have become a way of women gaining financisl independence.

These baskets are weaved form sisal, raffia, and other  grasses. The colours are derived from tea leaves and  root plants. The baskets can be used as wall hangings and storage. Agaseke basket in particular is an ideal addition to a woman’s dressing table or bathroom for storing cosmetics pads etc

If you would like to order one of these basekts please visit our online shop

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