Small Turquoise Fruit Basket Bowl from Uganda

$75.00

Small Turquoise Fruit Basket Bowl from Uganda.

Basket making is a traditional craft in Uganda. Baskets are made using natural and locally available materials such as banana leaf stalks and raffia fibers. Raffia fibers are extracted from dried raffia palm leaves. Natural and dyed raffia fibers are wrapped around dried banana stalks to form a pipe like structure. This pipe is then coiled to create a basket, coaster or trivet. Each pattern on the basket is designed by how the raffia fibers are wrapped around the banana stalks.

A small turquoise colored basket bowl with flower pattern. This basket bowl measures 12" in diameter and 3" in height. This bowl can be used as a fruit bowl, centerpiece bowl or as wall decor. A small loop is attached to the basket to hang on a wall. Wipe with a damp cloth to clean. This is a handcrafted item, so product may vary slightly in color and craft from the images.

This bowl is made by artisans in Uganda.