Akeza Plateau Basket
Indego Africa's Akeza plateau basket in natural and pale pink. Artisans practice a time-honored Rwandan weaving technique, using a needle and thread to wrap hand-dyed strands of sisal (the inside fibers of an agave plant) around bunches of sweetgrass to create these tightly coiled, durable baskets. Each basket can take one weaver anywhere from 60-70 hours to make. Handcrafted by the women of the Covanya collective using sustainable, locally-grown sweet grass and sisal. Use as a catchall or as a decorative feature on the table or wall. Loop on back for hanging. 12" x 3"
Inspired Design: Indego Africa creates unique, handcrafted products inspired by the vibrant colors and rich cultural traditions of Rwanda, while providing education and economic empowerment for its partner artisan cooperatives.
About this Maker
Indego Africa is a nonprofit social enterprise and lifestyle brand that supports artisans in Rwanda through economic empowerment and education. Indego Africa works to break intergenerational cycles of poverty by providing predominantly female artisans with the tools and support to reclaim their own futures, flourish as independent businesspeople and drive development in their communities.
The company's Rwandan staff works on-site to provide practical, hands-on training in quality control, design, and product management to artisan cooperatives. 100% of profits fund job skills training programs in business management, technology, entrepreneurship and literacy. Through these education programs artisans develop the knowledge and skills to engage independently with global markets and grow their own businesses.