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Traditional Peace Baskets

Traditional Peace Baskets

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  • Responsibly Sourced
  • 100% Fair Trade

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This beautiful and delicate basket is the quintessential Rwandan gift. The artisan weaves for about a week, using valley grasses and banana leaves over a papyrus frame to create each Traditional Peace Basket. In Rwanda, Traditional Peace Baskets are often used to hold other gifts, like the one given by every bride to her new husband’s mother. These baskets are then proudly displayed in the home or used to contain dry goods such as beans or rice.

The basket’s traditional pattern, called umuraza, represents a path travelled together. Imagine two friends walking together to visit another dear friend.  On their heads, they carry traditional baskets, filled with gifts from their harvest. They journey together down the path, through the hills of Rwanda, pausing to chat, and continuing on to the home of their friend.

Responsibly sourced and thoughtfully crafted with valley grasses and banana leaves by Fair Trade artisans in Rwanda.

"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
  • Sustainably handmade
  • Origin: Rwanda
  • Composition: valley grasses & banana leaves over papyrus frame
  • Color: Black, Natural
  • Care: Wipe with a dry cloth
  • Dimensions: 10 inches tall

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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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