Trivets from Rwanda: Starburst

by: Azizi Life

Category: Trivets


Hand-Woven Sisal Trivets

One of our most popular patterns has now come to the trivet! We love this star design, which will look beautiful in your kitchen, on your dining room table or hanging on the wall. This is a wonderful way to bring your love for fair trade into your living space. Each trivet begins with the gathering of forest grasses and large sisal leaves. Once the sisal fibers have been extracted from the leaf, cleaned, dyed, and dried, the artisans are ready to begin. The sisal fibers are threaded around and around a core of forest grasses, the design taking shape bit by bit. In the end, you have a beautiful and useful addition to your dinner table. Hand woven trivets also make a lovely housewarming gift. Pair one with a set of coasters or napkin rings for a fun and memorable present.



The Story Behind the Product: The Abizeranye Co-Op

The women of Abizeranye Cooperative are specialists in weaving baskets of the highest quality. Their woven bowls stand out among others because of the care and time put in to crafting each one. And with every stitch, the artisans have their families in mind. Abizeranye members have overcome great obstacles together, and thus chose to name themselves People Who Trust One Another. These neighbors, friends and sisters strive to be a group unified around their craft and their vision for a brighter future.

"Through all of life’s celebrations, sorrow, joys, heartbreaks, victories and challenges, the women of Abizeranye weave, weave, weave." -The Abizeranye Cooperative 



Product Details

Dimensions and Qualities
  • Hand-woven from natural sisal fibers threaded over a core of forest grasses
  • The tea color is created when the sisal fibers are steeped in Rwandan tea leaves
  • Each trivet has a loop on the back for hanging on a wall
  • Comes with a tag, explaining who made the product
  • Dimensions: 9" diameter
  • Care: Wipe with a damp cloth 
Origins and Guarantee
  • Made in Rwanda
  • Created by artisans via Azizi Life
  • Ships from the U.S.
  • 100% money back guarantee, for up to 90 days


Fair Trade Product Features

Provides income for a co-op of female artisans.

Allows dignity to return in the lives of those who are unable to provide for their family.

Creates jobs in a small Rwandan village, for women from extreme poverty situations.

Part of the Jesus' Economy shopping model, benefiting developing world communities.






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