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.
The bold, pointed pattern on the dancer basket conjures the full, sharp movements and brilliant costumes of East African dancers spinning to a drummer's beat.
Both Rwanda and Uganda have rich traditions of celebrations that involve music and dance. But traditional East African dances go beyond entertainment; they often celebrate first fruits, and unmarried Rwandan youth dance the ikinimba as part of a courtship ritual; the dance's flowing arm movements show off the womens' beautiful grace.
Similarly, in Uganda, young women dance the lakaraka. "It has often been said that everyone dances in Africa, and that Africa is the festival continent. Infact, an African proverb says that if you can talk, you can sing. And if you can walk, you can dance." - Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
- Approximately 3” tall and 12” 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
- Basket has a hang loop on the back for wall décor
- 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 basket clean.