First, your child plays with it, and then you are free to turn it into home decor, accessories, or whatever your creative mind comes up with!
5 Mini baskets
15 woven balls
Colors: Orange, blue, green, purple and red
Shade of the woven balls: Dark, medium, light
Possibility of customization
Grass, Raffia Palm
* WEAVING WORKING TIME
* DIMENSIONS (approx.)
14cm high (including string)
14cm diameter in the center
Mini woven baskets: 12cm
* STORAGE OF WOVEN BALLS (approx.)
Basket: 23cm high (including lid)
Supports local Communities in Rwanda
Strong and long lasting
Sorting by Color activity encourages the development of fine motor skills and provides children with the opportunity to learn and consolidate their understanding about colours.
Fine Motor Development – pincer grasp
Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
Language development – colour names
Mathematics – sorting and matching
AGE: From 36 months
Our baskets were made by a group of women basket weavers (mothers and grandmothers) in the Northern Province of Rwanda, so you can be sure of their exceptional quality. And since they are handmade, expect some differences in size and pattern.
Woven baskets are made from two types of grass: a thicker, stronger grass for the structure and a finer, softer grass for the weave.
Don't hesitate to buy them as gifts for your loved ones.
Weaving requires a lot of precision and patience. It usually takes about six days to complete the baskets, in between other household tasks. The income generated will help the women cover their daily expenses, school fees and even teach this ancient skill to other women and preserve the Rwandan tradition.
To enjoy your baskets for many years, be sure to : Wipe them down with a slightly damp cloth to clean them. Do not leave them in direct sunlight (this preserves the beautiful colors longer).