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Alexia Woven Baskets: Black Border

Alexia Woven Baskets: Black Border

By Azizi Life

Regular price $165.00
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It's not just about the goods we offer. It's about social good. We partner with brands that curate responsibly sourced artisan crafted homeware and decor rooted in artisanal craft traditions.

And, you can feel good knowing that every purchase you make positively impacts the artisans. Nourishment, health, education, and dreams for a bright future—your purchase holds so much hope.

You Shop. We Give.

For every purchase made at Cultured West, we will donate $1.00 to support NEST, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) supporting the responsible growth and creative engagement of the artisan and maker economy to build a world of greater gender equity and economic inclusion.

Through programs that support the wellbeing of artisans both in the United States and globally, Nest is bringing radical transparency and opportunity to the informal handworker economy.

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Please keep in mind that handmade products do have slight variations, which is a natural occurrence of artisan handmade treasures. That means no two designs will be exactly the same, giving you a truly unique and original piece.

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We are U.S. based and offer everyday free shipping on all domestic orders within the contiguous United States (no minimum, no code).

Processing Time
2-3 business days (excluding U.S. holidays)

Shipping Time
3-5 business days (varies by location)

Delivery Time = Processing Time + Shipping Time

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The large woven bowl is flat on the bottom and makes a beautiful tray for serving or display. Imagine the medium bowl on your dining room table filled with warm bread or fruit. The small bowl is a beautiful way to hold jewelry or keys, or it may be filled with small treats and used as a gift basket.

Each woven bowl has a loop on the back for hanging—the trio looks gorgeous on a blank wall!

Meticulously crafted from natural sisal fibers threaded over a core of locally-gathered forest grasses. The weavers begin in the middle of the basket, carefully threading the sisal around and around to create this beautiful design. The tea color is created when the naturally-white sisal fibers are steeped in Rwandan-grown tea leaves!

Features
  • Each woven bowl has a loop on the back for hanging
  • Available individually or as a set of 3 (one of each size)
  • Dimensions:
    -small bowl 7″d
    -medium bowl 12″d
    -large tray 16"d (base is flat, like a tray)
Artisan Story

Zamuka Cooperative
Progress Upwards Cooperative

Since Zamuka’s formation in 2007, the group has grown in leaps and bounds. The women of Zamuka work in the Rugendabari community in Muhanga District, weaving bowls. They are among the best weavers in the region, and have made the significant step of taking on weaving as their profession rather than a side job. The women meet together regularly, working and exchanging advice on everything from weave quality, to child rearing, to good health practices.

Their income from weaving means that they can employ their neighbors, support the local suppliers of raw materials, give business to the community market vendors, and invest in the health of their land and their families. Their children have increased access to nutrition, health, and education.

Several members of the Zamuka Cooperative have been engaged as expert trainers for other artisans who would like to add basket weaving to their crafts skills.

When I’m weaving, I think about making my bowl perfect, finishing it on time, and how it will help me to achieve my goals. I always weave my bowl thinking of my life and my family.
~Alphonsine, mother of 11 children (8 of whom are adopted)

Brand Story
Azizi Life partners with rural Rwandans to bring fair trade beauty to your life and theirs. Azizi Life’s vision: To participate in local initiatives for the development of Rwandan communities, working towards physical and spiritual wholeness for all.

Azizi Life is committed to paying an agreed-upon fair wage to the artisans as soon as we receive their products. The additional income from the sale of their art allows the craftspeople & their families to afford many things that they struggled to get before.

Having the money available to invest in these kinds of things provides a real sense of security and hope for the future for the artisan and her whole family.

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