Raffia Basket - Blue

Ten Thousand Villages

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.

    Details:

    • 13 inches in diameter x 3 inches high
    • Made with raffia and banana fiber
    • Shades of blue may vary
    • Handmade in Uganda

      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:

      • Pays a fair price;
      • Creates long-term partnerships with artisan groups;
      • Makes sure artisans have good working conditions;
      • Collaborates with designers to produce trend pieces that incorporate traditional craftmanship;
      • Emphasizes using recycled or renewable materials;
      • Empowers to help create change for the artisans, their communities, and their families.

      Photo: © Courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages


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