Our Rwenzori baskets are among the highest quality baskets made in the world today. These beautiful baskets come from a group of women weaving in Southern Uganda. They are created using tightly woven millet stalks, naturally dyed raffia, and sometimes, local grasses. The vibrant colors come from natural dyes made from flowers, roots, leaves, and lichens processed by the weavers themselves. Each basket is unique.
Uganda Raffia & Millet Bowl Fine Weave
ABOUT THE BASKET WEAVERS
Weaving Rwenzori & Virunga Baskets in Uganda
The Batwa people are known as “The Keepers of the Forest” because they have inhabited the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for over 60,000 years. The women who weave these baskets support themselves entirely by their craft.
Two Sizes Available:
Approximately 6.25-10" Approximately 10.25