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
- Heat resistant
*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.