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 basket pattern symbolizes welcome customs which are hugely important in East African culture.
In Rwanda and Uganda, people meeting for the first time shake right hands and place their left hand under the opposing right forearm to show respect. Some people even kiss the air next to each cheek while shaking hands.
Rwandans and Ugandans value hospitality and graciousness, as evident in their social customs. All guests are offered some token of “karibu” such as a soda, piece of fruit or vegetable to communicate the guests are “welcomed here”.
This basket pattern is a classic and traditional pattern in Rwanda; and a wonderful addition to any home, kindly welcoming all who visit.
- Approximately 3” tall and 10” 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.