Raffia Baskets from Uganda are woven using banana palm leaf stalks and raffia strips dyed with natural plant dyes. Ochieng raffia basket features earth tone colours and like other traditional African baskets are given as a gift for special occasions or for the holidays
As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur
Material: Raffia and Banana Palm
Care Instructions: Keep out of direct sunlight, or colour can fade. Wipe down with a wet cloth. A splash of water won’t damage the basket, but make sure it dries properly
The weaving process
The intricate designs and flawless work of these beautiful baskets are ensured by Ugandan women weavers who owe their skills to the women before them. A skill passed on from generation to generation has ensured this knowledge and craftmanship stands the test of time
Each piece is unique, culturally and traditionally inspired. Showcasing differing patterns and colors, these baskets are striking alone and together make a stunning wall display. They also make beautiful fruit bowls or bread baskets and can also be used in the bathroom to display soaps or toiletries.
Through the sales of these woven baskets, you help to empower these women artisans and support their families.