Navy Sanaa Woven Wall Art Plate - 21",HANDMADE AFRICAN BASKET from UGANDA. Looking for well priced beautiful wall art, our woven wall plates are just for you! The loop on the back makes this gorgeous piece of wall art ready to hang.
LUXE DESIGN TIPS
Hang the woven plate as a stand-alone piece or pair with other plates or bowls to transform your space.
Match to throw pillows in your living room or bed set in your bedroom.
Style the statement basket on a console table in your entry as a catchall for keys and mail.
Style on your cocktail table for a globally inspired feel.
Use it as a serving bowl in your kitchen for your favorite fruit.
These beautifully intricate woven pieces are designed to enhance and magnify any room. This will soon become one of your favorite decorative pieces.
SPECIFICATIONS: Fair Trade Made in Uganda Products are made from all natural fibers of sisal and sweetgrass Organic dyes are used to dye the sisal Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product Baskets have a hang loop on the back for wall décor - ready to hang. Each basket is carefully handwoven by a female artisan over the course of days.
Being handcrafted as with all artisan produced items, they will vary slightly in size and color. This is an inherent characteristic and it's uniqueness is desirable, not a defect
ORIGIN: Rwanda, Africa from a Fair Trade Weaving Collective
DIMENSIONS: 21” D x 3” H, Approximately
CARE & MAINTENANCE: We recommend dry brush or gently vacuum regularly, wipe clean with damp cloth as needed. Keep out of direct sunlight and away from direct heat as it could deteriorate structure and fade natural dyes over time.
FACTS & HISTORY:Traditional fibers used in basketry reflect the local habitat. They include illala palm, sisal leaves and fiber, raffia (African bamboo), fibrous tree and plant roots such as makenge, vines, leaves (banana and fan palm), cane, bark wood and papyrus.
Two types of vegetative fiber are normally used to make a coiled basket, one for the inner coil and one for the wrapping of the coils. For example, in Uganda and Rwanda, baskets are woven from raffia or papyrus wrapped and stitched around a coil of banana leaf stems. Grass is often used for the core of the coils.
Historically, baskets have been used for agricultural practices such as winnowing and sifting and the collecting and carrying of crops as well as portage of produce to markets.
Not only does it continue to play an integral part in modern community life but it has evolved to a highly expressive contemporary art form.
African basketry is a dynamic craft, altered by social changes and shaped by both environmental and economic factors. Traditionally, shapes and weaves were determined largely by the uses for what the baskets were intended.
Nowadays, while the methods of basket making are still held in regard, the materials have significantly changed from natural fibers to include man-made creations like plastic, wire and recycled products.