Lidded Specialty Basket #221 | Amsha
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This detailed lidded basket is handmade by artisans in Gitarama, Rwanda. The women extract the sisal fibers, then hand-dye and weave them into these beautiful works of art. The sisal is woven around sweetgrass, a fragrant grass with a subtle sweetness. It is a stunning statement piece.
- Materials: Sisal & Sweetgrass
- Made in: Gitarama, Rwanda
- FREE SHIPPING over $75
By supporting Amsha, you are helping provide employment to marginalized individuals in Africa and helping promote education in their communities.
About the Brand
Amsha is a lifestyle and décor brand that combines modern design with antique techniques. They offer home and lifestyle products that are sketched in Portland, Oregon, and then handmade by African artisans. The brand is part of the slow fashion movement and so it promotes eco-friendly and fair trade practices. With each purchase they improve life quality in Eastern Africa by creating job opportunities and supporting education.
Are they Local: Yes, the Amsha products are made in Africa by local artisans.
Are they Fair Trade or Paid a living Wage: Yes, Fair Trade
Organic Materials: Yes. The team uses natural materials such as Sisal and Soapstone.
Circularity: The artisans repurpose Grass and Bone that are naturally shed and make them into home décor.
Cruelty Free: Yes.
Vegan: No, bone is used in some designs.
Environmental Conscious Processing: Reduced amount of Water, Waste, Carbon and Pollution: NA
The brand is eco-friendly as they have small artisan production that reduces the amount of waste and chemicals. The items are handmade and recycle many natural materials that are commonly discarded.