Rwandan Bowl Basket 'Upendo Hearts'
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Handmade woven bowl basket from Rwanda. 'Upendo' translates to 'Love' in Swahili, making this piece a meaningful gift for a loved one. The colourful and vibrant design makes an eye-catching decorative piece to any room. Brighten your interior décor with this fair trade bohemian basket bowl.
These beautiful baskets look great when hung on the wall, used as a fruit basket, or bowl to store household trinkets. There is a small woven loop on the underside that can be used to hang the basket from.
Designed by ourselves and woven by the 'Love with Actions' charity in Rwanda, these baskets provide financial independence for families struggling with disabilities throughout Africa.
The weavers we work with are all part of a community-based cooperative in Southern Rwanda, working to socially improve their livelihoods and to keep the art of weaving alive. Through the sharing of skills, artisans are trained in art and crafts, public health, basic sales, and communication techniques to meet the demands of the markets today.
Read more about our Artisans here.
Materials: Sisal grass, Poly-cotton Thread.
Sizing: 30cm x 8cm
Rwandan baskets are famously robust and versatile. They make beautiful fruit bowls however we recommend storing soft fruits such as berries in the fridge and regularly inspecting harder fruits to make sure they have not become too soft to avoid fruit juice staining your basket.
To clean your Rwandan basket, simply wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge, remove most of the moisture with a dry towel and leave to air dry naturally.
Avoid placing your Rwandan basket in direct sunlight as this may cause some of the colours to fade.
Read more about how to care for your goods on our Care Guide.
SHIPPING & DELIVERY
Once you have placed an order with Artisans & Adventurers we will do our utmost to ensure your item arrives as quickly as possible. Orders received before 12 noon (Monday - Friday) will be dispatched the same day. Orders placed at a weekend or on an English bank holiday, will be sent the next working day.
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Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked & Signed £4.50
(1-3 working days)
Royal Mail Special Delivery £7.95
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Royal Mail Guaranteed Saturday Delivery £11.95
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European Shipping Tracked & Signed 7-10 Days £9.95
Rest of World ShippingTracked & Signed 7-10 Days £11.95
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