10" Medium Apricot Hope Round Basket - KAZI
10" Medium Apricot Hope Round Basket - KAZI
10" Medium Apricot Hope Round Basket - KAZI
10" Medium Apricot Hope Round Basket - KAZI
10" Medium Apricot Hope Round Basket - KAZI

10" Medium Apricot Hope Round Basket

Regular price$50.00
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  • 100% Fair Trade
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Product ID: FB.10547

HANDMADE AFRICAN BASKET from RWANDA

Not too big, not too small, our Goldilocks Medium basket is a timeless favorite! Looking for a smaller fruit bowl for your countertop, an easy piece to hang on the wall, or the perfect size catch all for keys and clutter on your entryway furniture? This round bowl was created with you in mind. You can also use our African woven basket as a serving bowl for your favorite fresh fruit.

The silky fibers and exquisite color of the basket will satisfy the senses with every glimpse at the tightly woven basket. Each basket has a hand-stitched loop on the back for a ready to hang piece of wall art.



Specifications:
  • Approximately 10” D x 3” H
  • Fair Trade
  • Made in Rwanda
  • Products are made from all natural fibers of sisal and sweetgrass
  • Organic dyes are used to dye the sisal
  • Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
  • Baskets have a hang loop on the back for wall décor - ready to hang

*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.

Made of the highest quality natural sisal fibers in an ethical, fair trade environment. Sisal is wound stitch by stitch around a small sweet grass bundle. Handwoven by a woman in remote regions of Rwanda.


Care Instructions:
Cleaning
  • 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: 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.
Moisture
  • Avoid temperature 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

With a storied reputation for the finest basket weaving, Rwandan women have passed this skill from the hands of mothers to the hands of daughters for centuries. With multiple purposes, uses, and designs, these baskets are more than just tools for Rwandans. They are ornaments, heirlooms, art, gifts, symbols of culture, pieces of tradition, and embodiments of friendship. They are a source of pride for the nation as well as a livelihood for thousands. In many ways, baskets are deeply tied to the identity of Rwanda.

Kazi exists to create fair living wages, good working conditions and market access for artisans.  Some might call this “fair trade”, we call it good business. 

We are the first of 5 companies to receive the highly regarded Nest Seal. Every year we undergo an onsite audit in each country and with each cooperative to earn the right to mark our products with this important seal. 

When you see the Nest Seal you have the confidence to know products have been ethically handcrafted in a home or small workshop. This means fair wages are paid, good working conditions are provided, there are no children or forced labor in the workforce, materials are traced and fairly sourced and all aspects of the production and material processes (like dyeing) are in consideration of the environment and safe working environments. 

Read our full Fair Trade Statement

Shipping starts at $5 per order.
Orders typically ship within 3-7 business days. At this time, we do not ship internationally.

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Our Purpose
Beautiful Design that EmpowersWomen & Communities in Africa

Kazi exists to create high demand for expertly woven goods from skilled artisans.

Our work with work with Nest ensures that our wages and practices meet the highest possible standards, evolving with the global marketplace in real time.

The fair wage we provide increases income ten-fold in many cases, which then filters into local economies and communities.

The results: Skilled African Women Weave Our Creations and Forever Change Their Worlds.

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