Handwoven Friendship Basket

The signature vessel of Rwanda, this cathedral-shaped basket is a symbol of friendship.

$50.00 $ 34.99

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Hand-woven by craftswomen using traditional techniques, this cathedral-shaped "friendship" basket is the signature vessel of Rwanda. It holds such important meaning in Rwanda's culture that it's featured on the country's national emblem. Also known as the agaseke basket, it embodies giving and is a symbol of generosity, gratitude, and compassion. Beyond friendship, agaseke baskets represent utility, the skill required to create them, and deep ties to the land and womanhood. Each creation sold empowers the maker and increases her chances for a better life. Prosperity, community status, self-worth, and confidence are just a few of the benefits these beautiful baskets bring. A lovely accent designed to hold whatever you please, they're just the right size for a gathering of pencils or wrapped candies to share with your own friends. Handcrafted from sisal fibers and sweet grass in Rwanda.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

Sold individually.


Made in Rwanda

Handmade Recycled
Made from
sisal grass, sweet grass
Approximately: 9" H x 5" dia. w/lid
Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge or wash with water. If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe clean.
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