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Woven Peace Basket: Chevron

Woven Peace Basket: Chevron

regular price $49.00
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The Chevron Peace Basket is a beautiful and practical way to bring a distinctively Rwandan touch to your decor, storing, or gift-giving! The peace basket is still used in Rwanda for special gift giving. Many local homes have these baskets proudly displayed, or put to practical use holding dry goods like beans or rice.

Responsibly sourced and thoughtfully crafted with natural sisal fibers threaded over a core of locally-gathered forest grasses by Fair Trade artisans in Rwanda. Across the thousand hills of Rwanda, groups of women are sitting together, weaving sisal baskets in the traditional way. The sisal fiber is extracted from the long leaf of a plant that resembles aloe. When the green fleshy part of the leaf is stripped away, white string-like fibers remain. These fibers are cleaned and dried, cooked in dye, and then woven into traditional forms such as the peaked lidded peace basket.

*Also available in Chevron Diamond

Artisan Story

HANDWOVEN IN RWANDA

"Weaving together and sharing advice, the women of Abahuje are collaborating to bring improved life to their families. Their dream is to build a weaving house for their cooperative."

The Abahuje Cooperative is a group of women who specialize in weaving bowls from forest grasses and sisal fibers. They are from Ruhango in Byimana sector. Until they formed a cooperative to work with Azizi Life, the weavers of Abahuje didn’t have a market where they could sell their products.

They now receive a fair price for their products, and with their income, can meet the basic needs of their families. Some members have built their own homes and some have installed electricity in their homes. Many group members have been able to buy solar lamps and fuel-efficient stoves on a micro-finance agreement with Azizi Life. When the women meet every Thursday to weave, they discuss the best ways to use their income. They advise each other on using the money that they earn from Azizi Life. The group consists of 20 women.

With fair wages from their weaving and the strength of their friendships and faith, the women of Abihuje are raising their families out of poverty. Their goals are to be the best weavers by improving their quality, and to construct a small building for their cooperative.

Handicraft Details
  • Sustainably handmade
  • Origin: Rwanda
  • Composition: natural sisal fibers, a renewable resource
  • Time to Make: 4-5 days
  • Color: Tea, White
  • Care: Dust gently with a smooth, dry cloth
  • Dimensions: approximately 9″h

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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.

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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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Shipping Time
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