In the beautiful mountains of Swaziland hundreds of women can be found weaving colorful baskets, bowls, place settings and mats. Using highland grasses, the artistry of weaving is an indigenous heritage, past down from mother to daughter, and yet these incredible women innovate, creating a modern interpretation of this age-old tradition The result is contemporary African artistry that will grace your home. Behind the tactile weaves is a powerful story. What started as a small local business working with 30 women has evolved into a company providing income for over 760 rural Swazi women. With the founding of a non-profit organization Gone Rural bo Make in 2007, an even greater impact has been made on the women's lives and their communities through the investment in local social, health and education programs. In 2011 Gone Rural won a coveted SMME Africa Award in the Trade Sector. The vision behind the Gone Rural is to support empowered and economically independent Swazi women who can be a voice for positive change in their communities. This is the driving factor behind the innovation both in product development and with the business model that is pioneering a new future for Africa. The 20113 Gone Rural collection has expanded to include recycled materials along with the grasses, including re-purposed fabrics, sequins made from plastic water bottles and other found materials. Gone Rural has been a member of the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) since 2006. WFTO mission is to improve the livelihoods and wellbeing of disadvantaged producers by linking and promoting Fair Trade Organizations, and speaking out for greater justice in world trade Please note that each and every product is hand designed by each of the 760 women we work with, making each piece completely unique. When choosing from our color range, it is the color combination you are choosing, the design could be slightly different and exclusive
Size: 8.50 inches across and 3 inches high
Color: Mono (Black, Gray, White)
Made of Grass
Made in Swaziland
Gone Rural has been a member of the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) since 2006.
Product Information Specifications for Colorful Fruit Basket Made with a Sustainable Swazi Mountain Grass Called Lutindz Below:
Manufacturer: V.I. Reed & Cane, Inc.
Brand: V.I. Reed & Cane, Inc.
Pattern and 7/8" flat reed. Folded edge 8" round. Adult Advanced Level. SKILLS LEARNED: Plaiting with flat reed V.I. Reed & Cane, Inc. is in its 35th year and 2nd generation as a veteran-owned family business. We are proud to sell our own high quality, Made in the USA basket and seat weaving kits as well as a wide range of other supplies.
Maine Thread - .050" Hot Pink Waxed Polycord. 210 feet each. Includes 2 spools.
Manufacturer: Maine Thread
Brand: Maine Thread
Color: Hot Pink
Maine Thread - This is a 100% Filament Polyester, dyed, textured, twisted (right twist), waxed, and wound. .050" waxed thread has a diameter of 1.25 mm or .050" (50/1000 of an inch), comparable to the thickness of a U.S. dime. .050" has a breaking point of 78 LBS. 210 feet on each spool. This extremely durable waxed polycord is proudly made in the USA. Note: Image shown is .040". Colors may vary due to dye lots and computer monitor settings.
Maine Thread - .030" Kelly Green Waxed Polycord. 210 feet each. Includes 2 spools.
Manufacturer: Maine Thread
Brand: Maine Thread
Color: Kelly Green
Maine Thread - This is a 100% Filament Polyester, dyed, textured, twisted (right twist), waxed, and wound. .030" waxed thread has a diameter of .76 mm or .030" (30/1000 of an inch), comparable to the thickness of a credit card. .030" has a breaking point of 30 LBS. 210 feet on each spool. This extremely durable waxed polycord is proudly made in the USA. Note: Image shown is .040". Colors may vary due to dye lots and computer monitor settings.
Brand: MJ's Crafts & More
Paper Raffia is made from the branches of the raffia palms of Madagascar. Their sturdy and natural texture make them a great addition to your next craft. These raffia ribbons are easy to work with and perfect for tying in knots or bows; these ribbons do not fray or tear, but maintain the look of natural raffia. Each strand measures an average of 1/4" and are available in 100 yard spools. Other colors available.
NUOLUX Wedding Basket Flower Girl Basket for Wedding Ceremony Party 2pcs
Description The item is a pack of 2pcs delicate and beautiful rose decorated flower basket, which is mainly made of durable soft satin, PVC board and designed for flower girl to use in wedding ceremony party. Besides, the flower basket is also great for holding candy, small gifts, and confetti cards. Features - Color: Ivory. - Material: Satin, PVC board. - Diameter: Approx. 12.5cm - Height with Handle: Approx. 23cm - Flower girl basket with rose embellishment. - Ideal for wedding reception party. Package Including 2 * Rose Decorated Satin Flower Girl Basket for Wedding Ceremony Party (Ivory White)