GreaterGood has given more than $30 million to non-profit charities around the world since 1999. Learn more.
Skip navigation
Every Purchase Fights Famine in the Horn of Africa & Combats Hunger in the U.S.
Skip navigation
Hop To It Sale code HOP14Butterfly Whimsy Stretch Bracelet5 Off 30 Orders Code APRIL5

Rwandan Basket Ornaments - Set of 2

Item # 25504
No longer available

These finely crafted, delicate basket ornaments are modeled after the traditional form of baskets from Rwanda. Baskets have served many functions in Rwandan history including holding food, celebrating weddings, and carrying secrets from one woman to another. Our miniature baskets are made from natural fibers, utilizing a technique that has been practiced for almost a thousand years.

Rwanda, a tiny and extremely poor country in the lakes region of East Africa, is sadly best known for a devastating civil war in 1994. Handicrafts such as these baskets form a major source of income for Rwandan women. The baskets are a testament to the strength of the proud Rwandan people and their commitment to weaving a lasting peace.

Since peace is something we hope for year-round, we offer these compact, handwoven baskets not only as a Christmas ornament, but also a daily reminder of the quest for peace.

Each ornament includes a quotation. The first quote is from someone who has dedicated his or her life to peace, such as "We belong to each other" (Mother Teresa). The second is a Rwandan proverb, such as "The stick that has whipped your rival should be thrown away."

Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a "Global Girlfriend" and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!

For bulk pricing on these and other items, please contact our Customer Service department at customerservice@greatergood.com.

People buying this item also bought:

Popular Now:

Delighted Cat Soup Bowl

From $7.00
Special Value!

"Bless This Woman" Cuff Bracelet

From $14.95
WonderFunder!™"Bless This Woman" Cuff Bracelet

Good Wishes Paper Doll

From $5.00
Special Value!

Organic Africa Cowl Tank

From $14.99
On Sale!

Sacred Mark Soap

$6.00
One of our favorites!

Help Animals Now

From $1.00

Just Believe Dragonfly Insulated Travel Cup

$12.95
One of our favorites!

Trust Your Journey® Woven Leather Bracelet

From $16.95
WonderFunder!™Trust Your Journey® Woven Leather Bracelet

Start Your Day with Faith Car Charm

From $8.00
Special Value!

Mother & Daughter Heart Ring

From $10.00
Everyday Value!

Green Amber Celtic Necklace

From $17.00
Special Value!

Serenity Prayer Wrap Bracelet

From $10.00
Special Value!

Serenity Prayer Visor Clip

From $6.00
Special Value!