LWAMBA: Natural Raffia Woven Wine Basket
LWAMBA is your vino's new stylish accessory! Featuring a simple natural design and finished with a white rim, ethically produced in Uganda. The perfect finishing touch of ethical ambience for your dinner parties!
These handwoven wine bottle holders are crafted in the Gulu region of Uganda by former child-soldiers and single mothers who have lived through Uganda’s twenty-year war with the LRA (The Lord's Resistance Army). These women have been trained in jewellery-making and basket weaving, the latter of which is now their main income stream.
Woven from raffia palms and banana fibres, these wine baskets also make great utensil pots for the kitchen or vases for your dried blooms. All of these wine baskets are unique and will bring character and colour to any table arrangement or picnic set up. Banana is a staple food in central and western Uganda, and in creating these baskets from the palm leaves of banana trees, these woven baskets help reduce the massive amount of waste created by banana tree plantations.
This group is currently training in making their own natural dyes from leaves, roots, bark and plants - watch this space. We're really excited to be collaborating with these artisans.
Material: Raffia & Banana Fibres
Dimensions (approx): 11cm DIA x 23cm H
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
HANDMADE IN UGANDA