Slate Oval Basket
Intricately crafted with timeless tradition, this carefully dyed sisal fiber and sweet grass oval basket makes a stunning statement piece. This basket will make a globally conscious and stylistic addition to your home and table. Style your next dinner party with this oval shaped basket--perfect for bread, wooden spoons or as a fruit bowl.
- Approximately 7" W x 12" L x 2.5 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
- 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.
Cleaning the handmade products - Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge in water. If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean the basket. After serving bread or other dried foods, turn the product upside down and shake and tap to release crumbs and residue. Avoid using chemicals or detergents.
Sun and fading - Due to being all natural fibers, keep dyed products out of direct sunlight for long periods of time to avoid natural fading. All natural products with little or no coloring do well in direct sunlight.
Avoid moisture or temperate changes when possible - If products are being stored for more than 2 weeks, please keep in a temperature controlled environment, elevated off of a concrete floor to avoid fluctuating cold and warm temperatures that could create mold.
Meaning & Purpose:
These delicately textured and handcrafted baskets were made by groups of women in intimate communities across Rwanda. They use the sisal agave plant and sweet grass to weave them together.