In Uganda, most of the baskets are made from a local fiber taken from a palm leaf called raffia which is wrapped around long strips of banana leaf stems. Artisans also make a range of baskets that use a combination of banana fiber (which comes from the bark of the banana tree) and raffia wrapped over coils of banana leaf stems. Basket weaving is carried out from the woman’s home in between her other domestic duties. The knowledge on how to weave has been mostly passed down from generation to generation. The basket is a perfect gift which can be highly functional or purely decorative. Has a loop for hanging or can be placed on an easel.
Please note, no two baskets are exactly the same due to being hand made. The colors in this basket are brown, orange and a natural white color. Variations in color will occur and may not be identical to the one you receive. Some baskets come in other dimensions. Call or email us if you are looking for a different size.