Intricately woven. Craftswomen in Rwanda use timeless tradition to weave carefully dyed sisal fibers and sweet grass to make stunning one of a kind pieces rich in cultural meaning and purpose. They are just the right size to be used as a center piece, hot plate or wall hanging.
Baskets carry their own symbolism in Rwanda. Because friends give them to celebrate major life events such as weddings, births and graduations, baskets are proudly displayed as symbols of wealth of friends, family and life. This flat trivet is perfect for withstanding heat and creating the center-of-the-table-talk as you serve your hot dish.
The circular pattern on this basket symbolizes the cycle of rebirth, in which rain plays a vital role.
East Africa has two rainy seasons, each lasting two to three months. Because the majority of East Africa’s people rely on agriculture to survive, they trust that rain will come to cultivate the seeds they sow, and reward their hard work by bringing life and nourishment to people, animals and plants.
The rain pattern represents the cleansing of one life stage and hope in the promise of growth.
- Approximately 9” wide
- Made in Rwanda
- Product is made from all natural fibers of sisal and sweet grass
- Organic dyes are used to dye the sisal
- Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
- Safe to use with food
*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.
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Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge or wash with water.
If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe the trivet clean.