Very rare hand-woven Semi Flat basket by members of Green Co-Operative from Kigali, Rwanda.
Large Flat baskets are extremely rare find. We only have a few available in-stock. If you are looking for something with truly amazing quality, story and craftsmanship, this is it!! Ideal for feature wall art.
People of East Africa been weaving baskets of various size and shape for centuries. Abundant Elephant Grass which is native to the African grasslands and form fibre of Raffia Palm which is also native to the tropical regions of Africa such as Uganda, Rwanda especially Madagascar.
To make the baskets Elephant grass is dried and turned into thin straw. These straws are coiled and colourful Raffia fibre is used to shape the coil into basket. Finally recycled coloured straw is used to weave amazing pattern.
These baskets are internationally renowned for their quality, durability and utility.
Fruit and Vegetable dyes are used in their colouring. Each basket has its own unique pattern and colour.
These baskets has a loop at the back for easy wall hanging if you wish to create unique wall art.
Please note, Raffia and Elephant grass baskets are handwoven. Size and appearance may vary. Feel free to ask any questions you have.
Approximate dimension: 43cm across and 5cm in height. Price includes delivery and GST.