Coming out of the Holiday season and heading into Autumn can feel a bit like a reboot. Whilst I love the sunshine I adore the colours of Autumn and the promise of cosy nights by the fire to ease the Autumn chill. Give your fireside a fresh new look with a basket for logs and/or kindling.
Meg Fletcher who started the Kinamba Project in Kigali Rwanda has recently been honoured for her work by receiving the Points of Light award. The award is given to volunteers who go out of their way to make a real difference in the communities in which they serve. The letter from the PM states “Your dedication to improving education opportunities for young people and adul...[Read More]
Baskets are useful for use as bread and fruit baskets but our fabulous bicycle baskets are the perfect shape to sit on a windowsill or in a corner and store bottles – oil, vinegar, wine. Sturdy, solid baskets that look really great!
Use a variety of baskets in and amongst other pieces of artwork and create an interesting gallery.
My name is Denis Hakizimana. I am 32 years old and I was born in the Southern province of Rwanda in the district of Nyanza in 1987. In 1994 during the Genocide against Tutsis, I lost my father at a very young age and after when I was 11 years old, my mother left me and married another man. Afterwards I came to Kigali in 2005 and in 2008 I met Meg, joined the tailoring classes ...[Read More]
In 2005 we were invited to take part in a new kind of show ” Woolfest” that was due to open in June 2005. What we thought was an exciting venture was a turning point for sellers of Wool and Accessories and also for visitors. For the first time, other than at an agricultural show, visitors were able to see sheep, shearing, carding, spinning and weaving and in the sur...[Read More]
From 1st July – 14 July there is a 20% reduction on all stock. This reduction applies to stock only on the website and once the sale is over the price will revert to the old price. The 20% reduction does not include post and packing prices.
Meet the Abentara family all of whom work at Baba Tree Baskets in Bolgatanga Ghana.Looking very formal in traditional dress. Akabare ( seated) is a Master Weaver and has been with Baba Tree since 2004, he passes his skills and knowledge down to his family and the community.
Agaseke, is a beautiful Rwandan handcrafted basket that has been a part of the country’s culture for centuries. The baskets are woven from natural raw materials like sisal fibres, sweet grass, banana leaves and raffia. Rwandan women are taught how to weave the baskets from their mothers and grandmothers, carrying on a tradition that has been passed down from one generation to a...[Read More]
Kente Cloth is a type of silk and cotton fabric made from interwoven cloth strips. Check out our beautiful Kente Fans here This fabric is worn by almost every Ghanaian tribe. Kente comes from the word kenten which means basket in the Asante dialect of Akan. West Africa has had a cloth weaving culture for centuries via the stripweave method, but Akan history tells of the cloth b...[Read More]
The genocide of 1994, as a result of civil war between Hutu and Tutsi, left the country ravaged and over a million Rwandans lost their lives. The women of Rwanda are striving for a better future for themselves and their children and weave their stories, hopes and aspirations into their baskets. Christine is one of these ladies. Christine is 43 years old and has 6 children and 9...[Read More]
The genocide of 1994, as a result of civil war between Hutu and Tutsi, left the country ravaged and over a million Rwandans lost their lives. The women of Rwanda are striving for a better future for themselves and their children and weave their stories, hopes and aspirations into their baskets. Joseline is one of these ladies. Joseline is 28 and now with her second partner as h...[Read More]