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Teardrop Peace Baskets

Teardrop Peace Baskets

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  • Responsibly Sourced
  • 100% Fair Trade

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This lidded basket is masterfully handcrafted by artisans using the same age-old techniques found in Rwanda’s national museum. Lightweight and delicately woven, it makes a beautiful display piece, or storage for treasures. We love sharing this beauty with you from the heart of Rwanda. The teardrop basket’s beautiful design is reminiscent of the layers of sloping hills that make Rwanda’s landscape so gorgeous.

Responsibly sourced and thoughtfully crafted with locally-gathered forest grasses and natural bamboo by Fair Trade artisans in Rwanda. The Peace Basket artisans partner with an expert bamboo weaver who learned from his father before him. The bamboo weaver creates the inner frame for the basket, and then the grass weaver creates the beautiful exterior. So this is a two-stage, two-artisan basket. The grasses are colored using a banana flower as an applicator. The flower’s blue sap bonds with the soot from the bottom of a cooking pot to color the grasses black. The rust color comes from the dust of a local rock, applied to the grasses with the banana flower.

"A gift to a mother is given discreetly, held in a beautiful basket. It is the mother who holds the secrets of the heart." ~Rwandan Tradition

Handicraft Details
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 inches tall
  • Origin: Rwanda
  • Composition: Crafted from valley grasses woven over a bamboo frame
  • Color: Black, Rust, Natural
  • Care: Wipe with a dry cloth

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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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“The essence of comfort and style, with a celebration of craft and culture for the eco-aware home.”

azizi life

Meet the Maker

The traditional Rwandan heritage is on full display in every Azizi Life woven piece. All of Azizi Life’s baskets and decor are crafted sustainably with renewable local materials in forty artisan cooperatives across Rwanda. Their beautiful products support the artisans, their families, and the local development of multiple African communities. They are a Fair Trade Federation member and pay fair living wages to the artisans for their expertly crafted pieces.

• Sustainable Materials
• Fair Trade
• Artisan Handmade
• Woman Owned
• BIPOC Owned

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