The bold, pointed pattern on the dancer basket conjures the full, sharp movements and brilliant costumes of East African dancers spinning to a drummer’s beat. Both Rwanda and Uganda have rich traditions of celebrations that involve music and dance.
This 15” decorative base setting can be used as a wall hanging decoration, centerpiece, or as a dining placemat when entertaining guests. With culturally inspired designs and colors, one or more of these placemats will make a globally conscious and stylistic addition to your next dinner party.
Approximately 15” D x 0.25” H
Made in Rwanda
Product is made from all natural fibers of sisal and sweet grass
Organic dyes are used to dye the sisal
Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
Placemat has a hang loop on the back for wall décor
Safe to use with food
*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.
Made only in an ethical, fair trade environment. Handwoven by a cooperative of women located in Rwanda, this one of kind piece takes weeks to complete.
Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge or wash with water.
If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe the basket clean.
Meaning & Purpose:
These delicately textured and handcrafted placemats were made by groups of women in intimate communities across Rwanda. They use the sisal agave plant and sweet grass to weave them together.