Banana Leaf Floor Basket

Indego Africa

$155.00 

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  • hand woven banana leaf basket
  • floppy edge design
  • 15" x 9"
  • locally sourced natural fibers
  • Handmade in Rwanda by local female artisans       

Behind the Design:  Indego Africa partners with artisans in Rwanda who create handwoven products using natural banana, maize and palm leaves. The artisans source leaves from local farmers, or pick them themselves, and then place them under the sun to dry until they take on varying shades of brown, tan, and white (they also sometimes dye them by hand!) When the leaves are ready, the artisans twist, braid, or weave them with a needle and thread to create beautifully handmade floor baskets, bags, hats, and more.

Indego Africa is a nonprofit social enterprise & lifestyle brand that empowers women in Rwanda through market access and education. All products are handcrafted in Rwanda using local raw materials ranging from locally grown and hand-dyed sweet grass to recycled cow horn and tin. The company partners with cooperatives of female artisans to share their beautifully handcrafted products on their site and through design collaborations with independent designers and brands. 100% of profits from sales, contributions, and grant support are used to fund education and job training programs for the women.

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