These beautiful baskets look great when hung on the wall or used as a fruit basket or bowl to store household trinkets. This red, pink and gold hand woven bowl matches perfectly with our coral printed textiles. Upendo meaning love in Swahili, also makes for a perfect gift for a loved one. There is a loop on the underside of the basket to allow it to be hung on a wall.
There is a small woven loop on the underside that can be used to hang the basket from. Designed by Artisans & Adventurers, woven by the 'Love with Actions' charity in Rwanda, these baskets provide financial independence for families struggling with disabilities throughout Africa.
ARTISANS & VALUES
Our baskets and light shades have been designed by us and so are exclusive to Artisans & Adventurers. We took inspiration from traditional Rwandan designs, giving them a more graphic, modern twist.
The weavers we work with are all part of a community-based cooperative in Southern Rwanda, working to socially improve their livelihoods and keep the art of weaving alive. Through the sharing of skills, artisans are trained in art and crafts, public health & basic sales or communications techniques to meet the demands of the markets today.
Read more about our Artisans here.
Materials: Sisal grass, Poly-cotton Thread.
Sizing: 30cm x 8cm
Rwandan baskets are famously robust and versatile. They make beautiful fruit bowls however we recommend storing soft fruits such as berries in the fridge and regularly inspecting harder fruits to make sure they have not become too soft to avoid fruit juice staining your basket.
To clean your Rwandan basket, simply wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge, remove most of the moisture with a dry towel and leave to air dry naturally.
Avoid placing your Rwandan basket in direct sunlight as this may cause some of the colours to fade.
Read more about how to care for your goods on our Care Guide.