These pieces are handcrafted by Burundian and Congolese female refugees at the Mahama and Kigeme Refugee Camps in Rwanda. Created in partnership with MADE51, a brand connecting refugee artisans with global markets, brought to life by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
A signature plateau baskets made in Rwanda with a one-of-a-kind handwoven design.
- 12" W x 3" H
- Hand dyed in black and white
- Made from strands of sisal wrapped around bunches of sweetgrass
- Includes a loop on the back for hanging
- Made from locally sourced fibers
The sweetgrass plateaus make an ideal housewarming gift and are the perfect shape and size to be used as a fruit basket, hung in a cluster on a gallery wall, or simply placed as an accent piece in your favourite nook around the house.
The artisan sector is the second largest employer in the developing world. Yet the majority of artisans are women who lack access to export markets, business skills, and the financial tools needed to run successful, global enterprises.
Indego Africa are dedicated to changing that by investing 100% of our profits into education programs for the women who handcraft our products and youth in their communities. Since 2007, they've provided over 1,100 artisans and 250 young people in Rwanda & Ghana with employment opportunities, entrepreneurship training, and consistent access to the global export market.
- spot clean
- bright colours will fade in direct sunlight
**Due to the handmade quality, some size and colour variation may occur.