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Fair Trade, handmade basket from Uganda. These baskets are hand woven by wrapping colorfully dyed palm raffia around a coil of banana leaf stalks. The large banana leaf stalks are pulled apart into long, thin strips, then dried, and finally bundled into coils and wrapped with the raffia. Beautiful coloring and texture that will add interest to any space. Hang on the wall as art, display on a shelf, or use as a functional basket.
Measures approximately 13" Diameter, 3"-4" Tall.
Each basket is handmade, so slight variance in color + design will occur- that's part of the beauty!
The designs, materials, and weaving techniques are traditional. However, the creative weavers use color, pattern and complexity to give the baskets a modern feel.