This beautiful and delicate basket is the quintessential Rwandan gift. The artisan weaves for about a week, using valley grasses and banana leaves over a papyrus frame, to create each Traditional Peace Basket.
This traditional pattern, called umuraza, represents a path traveled together.
A gift to a mother is given discreetly, held in a beautiful basket.
It is the mother who holds the secrets of the heart.
– Rwandan Tradition
Dimensions: 14 in tall
Traditional Rwandan Peace Basket
Hand woven artisan baskets
Made in: Rwanda
Care: Wipe dry with.a dry cloth
Natural sisal fibers threaded over
a core of locally gathered forest grasses
Height: 14 in
often used to hold gifts in Rwanda
The basket’s traditional pattern, called umuraza, represents a path travelled together.
The Peace basket makes a great addition to any home. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
Pascasie Mukamuligo is the president of the Agaseke k’Amahoro Cooperative, "Peace Basket". Under her leadership, community members from opposite sides of the 1994 Rwanda genocidal conflict have joined to support one another in their art and their lives.
We must continue to work for wholeness
-Pascasie Mukamuligo, President of Agaseke k'Amahoro Cooperative
Rwanda - Artisan content and images courtesy of Azizi Life