Inject a splash of Ugandan colour into the home and indulge your wanderlust with this bold and beautiful YEYE basket. Meticulously hand woven, this decorative basket is made from sustainably sourced raffia and banana leaf stem. Use yours as a striking centrepiece on a table, windowsill or bookcase.
YEYE was produced by one of a group of female weavers living in the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains in Uganda. Curvaceous and sturdy, this woven basket sports bright zig zags of orange, pink, dark blue and lime green against a white base and can be displayed as a decorative item or used for dry flowers.
Some of the women in this weaving group were left widowed after the Allied Democratic Forces war of the 90’s, and others were left homeless. In 2003 they found that the traditional handicraft of basket weaving was the best way of earning a living, and now the founding group of six women numbers over one hundred weavers.
These baskets empower women, and in purchasing one for your home, you support this. For this craft group to gain wider access to market secures more sustainable livelihoods for these weavers, and the essential growth of the Rwenzori economy.
Material: Raffia and Banana
Dimensions: 20cm DIA x 40cm H(approx)
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN UGANDA