- You will receive the exact basket pictured above.
- These beautiful baskets come from a group of women weaving in Southern Uganda. The Rwenzori mountains in the weavers’ area seem a bit out of place in Africa with their snow and glacier covered peaks of close to 17,000 feet.
- Traditionally used for serving food, Rwenzori baskets have a smooth surface and feature bold, geometric designs.
- They are created using tightly woven millet grass stalks, naturally dyed raffia palm leaves, and sometimes local grasses.
- The vibrant colors come from natural dyes made from flowers, roots, leaves, and lichens grown by the weavers themselves.
The Batwa people are known as “The Keepers of the Forest” because they have inhabited the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for over 60,000 years. The women who weave these baskets support themselves entirely by their craft.