Wholesale Fair Trade African Gifts & Decor

Small Gray Kitenge & Banana Wall Basket from WomenCraft

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SKU: wc11a

Availability: In Stock

Origin: Tanzania

Size: 12"D x 2"T

Materials: Stargrass, papyrus, banana fiber, cotton fabric

In the hills of Mafiga Matatu in the tri-border region of Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi live more than 380 rural artisans who work together through the social enterprise known as WomenCraft.

WomenCraft's members create high-quality handcrafted products that preserve local traditions and incorporate environmentally sustainable local materials. The beautifully natural Bahari basket features tough papyrus grass (locally known as intamyi) coil woven with glistening star grass (ugwafu), banana fiber and strips of locally woven cotton kitenge cloth.

Each basket pristinely displays the talent of rural Tanzanian women and the beauty of African grasses.