This amazingly colorful basket features spirals of blue and natural colored raffia. Artisans in Uganda made this basket using banana fiber, which is then wrapped with raffia palm. Raffia fibers are often used in textiles, ropes, garden strings, baskets, construction, and roofing.
About Ten Thousand Villages
For more than 60 years, Ten Thousand Villages has served as a fair trade retailer, working with more than 130 artisan groups from nearly 40 countries. It has pioneered the fair trade industry to help break the cycle of poverty.
The non-profit social enterprise:
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