Ikiba Wall Basket - Orange
Shaped like a shallow bowl with a loop on the back for mounting, this wall basket takes 4 days to complete and embodies the unique person story of it’s maker.
Burundian women who recently returned home after having spent several years living in refugee camps in Tanzania, combine traditional weaving techniques with modern design.White threads from ‘gunia’ grain sacks are upcycled and intricately woven into ugwafu grasses by the artisan women. The coloured threads add a pop of colour, reinforcing the natural beauty of local materials.
The name of this particular design stems from the word ‘Ikibano’ which represents the refugee population as a community, with a shared background and determination of working together to overcome the struggles in the camp. A beautiful and meaningful way to add style to your home.This wall basket is part of the MADE51 Collection, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)’s global brand of refugee made products. Our artisan partner WomenCraft continues to provide these women with weaving opportunities, enabling them to maintain their livelihood in their home communities.
Made in Tanzania by WomenCraft
Fitted with ready to hang loop on the back
Material: Natural ugwafu (local grass), re-purposed grain sacks & cotton thread
Size: 40cm diameter
Care: Spot clean and avoid direct sunlight to prevent vibrant colours from fading
As with all handmade items, slight variations in shape, design and colour may occur, making each product one of a kind.
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Along with every purchase we provide an information card with full details of the origin, artisans and care information, so that you can trace the item right back to its maker.