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These baskets are woven by the women of the Kinigi Weavers Association, in a small village near Volcanoes National Park. Each basket is hand-crafted from sisal and consists of literally hundreds of stitches. The patterns of these baskets tell ancient stories and now stand as symbols of peace and reconciliation in a country rebuilding itself after the genocide.

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Rwandan Friendship Basket, from Virunga Artisans   Friendship Basket

The intricate step pattern starting from the center honors the journey one takes through life, with a friend by your side to help you along the way.  Woven of black and natural raffia, this extra large basket is the perfect gift for that special person in your life.  Approximately 16” in diameter and 5-6” deep.

#BKW120

Other colors and sizes available.

$72.00

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BKW120C 16" Sand/natural $72

BKW120E 12" Sand/natural $36

BKW120D 12" Washed indigo/nat $36

 
Rwandan  Rare Earth Basket, from Virunga Artisans   Rare Earth Basket

The natural colors and contours of the Rwandan landscape are the inspiration for this exquisite basket woven of naturally dyed sisal. Hand made by the Kinigi Ladies Weaving Association, the basket is approximately 16” wide and 5-6” deep.

#BKW108B

$70.00

 
Rwandan Reace Basket Ornaments from Virunga Artisans   Thousand Hills Basket

Rwanda is well known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills”. The weavers living near Volcanoes Parc designed this intricate pattern as a tribute to the many villages perched high upon the lush hills.  This extra large basket of approximately 16” is made of raffia tightly woven over bundled sweet grass, photo shown is in ochre/natural color scheme.

#BKW112

Other colors available.

$72.00

 
  Trinity Basket

The green, lemon and natural waves represent the 3 tribes of Tutsi, Hutu & Batwa, swirled together in reconciliation and unity to create the new Rwanda. Tightly woven of raffia coiled over bundled sweetgrass.

#BKW113D 16” Indigo/Cocoa/natural

Other colors and sizes available.

$68.00

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BKW113 16” Green/pumpkin/nat $68.00
BKW113A 16"Green/lemon/nat $68.00
BKW113B 12” Indigo/Cocoa/nat $35.00

 
  Meadow Basket

When the azure sky met the fields of green in the early morning light near the village of Kinigi, the design for the Meadow basket was born. Woven of richly dyed sisal over coiled sweet grass and approximately 16" diameter.

#BKW145

$68.00

 
Rwandan Reace Basket Ornaments from Virunga Artisans   Miniature Peace Baskets

The pattern on these hand woven basket ornaments symbolizes two friends walking along a path together, stopping to see friends along the way.  A perfect reminder of peace during the holiday season, and you can use them year round to hold your precious items.  100% sisal with natural dyes, approximately 3.5x2”.

#BKW107

$20.00 (set of 3)

 
Rwandan Unity Basket from Virunga Artisans   Rwanda Unity Basket

This beautifully bold black-and-white fruit bowl tells an equally beautiful story. Groups of three lines, each one representing a people of Rwanda-Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa – trace parallel paths along the surface of the bowl,  creating a pattern that celebrates the people's new sense of unity, and the path they walk together. Approximately 16”.

#BKW105A

$72.00

 
  Muhabura
The pattern represents the evening stars as they rise over the Muhabura volcano, which straddles the border of Rwanda & Uganda. The name Muhabura means guide in the local language of Kinyarwanda and is derived from the historical use of this mountain to aid navigation. Made of naturally dyed raffia woven over bundled sweet grass and approximately 16" diameter.

#BKW126

$68.00

 
  Business Portfolio
The perfect size to carry all your business papers and more.  Approximately 11” tall x 15” wide, with a depth that expands to 3”.

#BKW116

$28.00

 
  Kinigi Woven Purse
This hand woven shoulder bag is made from banana leaf & sisal, the contemporary styling will complement your wardrobe. Approximately 10"x10"

#BKW102

$28.00

 
Rwandan Holiday Shadow Basket, Red, from Virunga Artisans   Shadow Basket, Red

This exquisite hand woven basket of sisal coil-sewn over bundled sweetgrass make the perfect gift for friends and family. Approximately 12" in diameter

#BKW109

Other sizes available.

$36.00

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BKW109A 16"Red Shadow $68

 
Rwandan Shadow Basket, Green, from Virunga Artisans   Shadow Basket, Green

This exquisite hand woven basket of sisal coil-sewn over bundled sweetgrass make the perfect gift for friends and family. Approximately 16" in diameter

#BKW110

$68.00

 

  Virunga Skye

The design of soft clouds floating through an azure sky over Volcanos National Parc creates a peaceful scene in this basket woven of richly dyed sisal bundled over coiled sweetgrass. Approximately 16" diameter.

#BKW129

$68.00

 
  Rwandan Peace Baskets
The design on these pagoda shaped nested baskets tell an ancient story of friends walking together, visiting neighbors along the way. These baskets now stand as a symbol of peace and reconciliation.

#BKW101

Set of 5 $40.00