Woven Mini Lidded Basket Ornaments, Ivory + Silver, Miniature woven baskets perfect for holiday ornaments or trinket boxes to hold tiny treasures!
HANDMADE IN RWANDA Imaginative, colorful, and sentimental, our raffia holiday ornaments make decorating fun! Looking for a unique gift for coworkers or friends?
These raffia holiday ornaments create an unexpected surprise and delight feel to gift giving . Our ornaments add a globally inspired decorative flair to your home decor or mantle decorations during the Holidays or just all year long.
DIMENSIONS: 4.5" H x 2.5" DIA, 2" loop to hang
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.