- You will receive a basket nearly identical to the one pictured above.
- Traditionally used for serving food, these bowls make for amazing wall décor, especially in collections featuring various sizes and patterns.
- Weavers construct these baskets by wrapping colorfully dyed palm raffia around a coil of bukedo, the local term in Uganda for banana leaf stalks. The large banana leaf stalks are pulled apart into long, thin strips, then dried, and then bundled into coils and wrapped with raffia.
- Weavers must skillfully extend more bukedo onto the coils as they weave, in order to maintain the consistency of the coil’s size and shape. Each coil is then wrapped or occasionally stitched to the adjacent coil.
- Handwoven baskets usually feature unique, one of kind designs. These bukedo and raffia baskets, however, utilize bright colors and inventive, coordinating designs in a variety of sizes, which makes them fun and easy to decorate with.
- Dimensions are approximate, but we do strive to get the measurements accurate within 1/2 inch. Please review the size of this item carefully using a ruler or tape measure before your purchase. See our Shopping FAQs for more information.
This group is based in Kampala, Uganda and supports women within the city as well as in nearby villages. Their mission is to support as many marginalized women as possible through the promotion of their handcrafts.