Raffia Braided Basket Bag
Braided raffia tote made from locally sourced natural fibers in Rwanda. This item is not meant to carry heavy items for a long period of time. Due to the handmade quality, some size and colour variations may occur.
Indego Africa partners with artisans in Rwanda who make handwoven platters and baskets using raffia: a straw-like fiber that can be stripped from the inside of palm tree leaves. The fibers are found only in a special species of palm tree that grows abundantly across sub-Saharan Africa. The artisans weave the raffia fibers using a needle and thread, creating a range of shapes, designs, and products that look beautiful in natural or hand-dyed tones.
"We believe that women and youth around the globe have the capacity, creativity, and determination to uplift themselves, their families, and their communities—all they need are the resources." Indego Africa