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Sisal Peace Basket in Chevron

Sisal Peace Basket in Chevron

Regular price $40.00
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Our Sisal Peace Basket is a beautiful and practical way to bring a distinctively Rwandan touch to your decorating, storing, or gift-giving!

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 peace basket, or less traditional forms- like earrings or napkin rings.

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.

The Handcrafted Details

  • An artisan weaves for 4-5 days to complete one basket.
  • Hand-woven from natural sisal fibers.
  • The naturally-white fibers are dyed with Rwandan tea leaves, creating a 100% natural product.
  • Approximately 9 inches tall.
  • Care: Dust with a dry cloth.
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