Baskets from Rwanda: Tea Swirl

by: Azizi Life

Category: Baskets


Hand-Woven with Heart

All of our woven baskets are created from dyed natural sisal fibers woven over a core of forest grasses. Over 4,500 stitches go into one medium basket alone! The weavers begin in the middle of the baskets, carefully threading the sisal around and around to create this beautiful design. The tea color is created when the naturally-white sisal fibers are steeped in Rwandan-grown tea leaves. The large basket is flat on the bottom and makes a beautiful tray for serving or display. Imagine the medium basket on your dining room table filled with warm bread or fruit. The small basket is a beautiful way to hold jewelry or keys, or it may be filled with small treats and used as a gift basket. Each basket has a loop on the back for hanging- the trio looks gorgeous on a blank wall.



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
  • Each basket has a loop on the back for hanging on a wall
  • Comes with a tag, explaining who made the product
  • Large: 16" diameter
  • Medium: 12" diameter
  • Small: 7" 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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