Teardrop Basket, Black - Rwanda

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The Teardrop Basket is handcrafted by artisans using the same age-old techniques found in Rwanda's national museum. Lightweight and delicately woven, this basket makes a beautiful display piece or can be used to store various treasures!

The Peace Basket artisans partner with an expert bamboo weaver who learned from his father before him. The bamboo weaver creates the inner frame for the basket and then the grass weaver creates the beautiful exterior. So this is a two-stage, two-artisan basket.

The colouring process is amazing! Pascasie, the cooperative founder, taught us that the grasses are coloured using a banana flower as an applicator. The flower's blue sap bonds with the soot from the bottom of a cooking pot to colour the grasses black. 

The teardrop basket's beautiful design is reminiscent of the layers of sloping hills that make Rwanda's landscape so gorgeous.

The Handcrafted Details

  • Crafted from valley grasses woven over a bamboo frame
  • Pattern: Black and tea colours
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10" tall
  • Care: Dust gently with a smooth, dry cloth
  • Country of Origin: Handcrafted in Rwanda
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