This sisal, woven basket is approximately 8" in diameter and woven by our artisans in Gitarama, Rwanda. The women extract the sisal fibers from agave plants, then hand-dye and weave them into these beautiful works of art. The sisal is woven around sweetgrass, a fragrant grass with a subtle sweetness. Each sisal Rwandan basket comes with a string attached to the back so that you can hang it on the wall.
Amsha Studios combines modern design with traditional techniques to create mindful home and lifestyle products. With the purchase of their goods, they create opportunities for six women’s co-ops and several independent artisans across Africa. Their makers are provided with skills training, market access, fair pay, a collaborative work environment, and a path for economic independence.