Traditional Grass Peace Basket

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Title:Traditional Grass Peace Basket - Natural White & Black

The traditional Rwandan gift is this lovely and delicate basket.

To make each Traditional Peace Basket, the artist weaves valley grasses and banana leaves over a papyrus frame for about a week. Yes, it's a lot of work.


Traditional Peace Baskets are frequently used in Rwanda to store various gifts, such as the one that every bride gives to her new husband's mother. These baskets can then be proudly displayed in the home or used to store dry products like beans or rice.

Traditional Journey Planning

Pascasie, one of our artisan partners, said that the customary pattern on the basket, known as umuraza, reflects a shared journey.
Consider two buddies walking together to pay a visit to a mutual friend. They wear traditional baskets on their heads, which are brimming with gifts from their harvest. They walk down the trail together through Rwanda's hills, pausing to chat before continuing on to their friend's house.

The Handcrafted Details
  • An artisan weaves for about a week to complete one basket.
  • Crafted from valley grasses and banana leaves, woven over a papyrus frame.
  • Masterfully sized, the lid snaps on by aligning it with the base from back to front.
  • Approximately 12.5 inches tall (including the lid).
  • Care: Dust with a smooth, dry cloth.  Or feather duster.  Everyone loves a good feather duster!


Why did we choose this product?
About Azizi Life Inc

Azizi Life is a fair trade organization that partners with Rwandan artisans to bring beautifully designed, hand-crafted goods to the world. As a not-for-profit organization, Azizi Life is dedicated to the well-being of our artisan partners and their families. In addition to opening economic opportunities through fair trade, Azizi Life invests in a range of community impact projects. Our Rwandan-led team facilitates adult literacy classes and offers other practical resources for personal, spiritual, and economic growth.

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