The artisans use organically dyed sisal fibers and sweet grass to weave these beautiful planters & vases. They harvest grass and sisal fibers from their local fields, bundle straw that’s then naturally dyed, and weave the materials into the hand-woven décor that you see here. Weavers working with The African Home Goods have access to sustainable incomes and a better future by saving their money, purchasing land, and forming businesses.
In Africa, baskets are now tokens of celebration for important life events such as births and graduations. They signal wealth of family, friends, and life. Baskets also have been a symbol of unity for Rwanda after their history of conflict. The recovery from the conflict continues, and brave men and women continue rebuilding a brighter future for themselves and their families.