Friendship Sisal Wine Bottle Holder - artisans - handmade - Shokunin
Friendship Sisal Wine Bottle Holder - artisans - handmade - Shokunin
Friendship Sisal Wine Bottle Holder - artisans - handmade - Shokunin

Friendship Sisal Bottle Holder

Regular price $40.00
- All natural sisal and sweet grass fiber basket handwoven by artisans in Rwanda
- Food-safe and Made with Organic dyes
- Just the right size for a wine bottle, kitchen utensils or a vase
- Stunning one of a kind pieces rich in cultural meaning and purpose
Symbolism and Design
- Baskets are symbolic of major life events in Rwanda and are gifted to friends and family to celebrate major life events such as weddings, births and graduations. Baskets are proudly displayed as symbols of wealth of friends, family and life.
-  This wine bottle holder is inspired from the cathedral-shaped basket, the signature vessel of Rwanda, the "friendship" basket. It holds such important meaning in Rwanda's culture that it's featured on the country's national emblem. Also known as the agaseke basket, it is a symbol of generosity, gratitude and compassion, and embodies giving. Thus, agaseke baskets are commonly given to friends, family members, stuffed full of fresh and dried foods as a token of love. Recipients proudly display them in their homes. Beyond friendship, agaseke baskets represent usefulness, the skill required to create them, and deep ties to the land and womanhood. Beautifully made, agaseke baskets have a myriad of uses. "Savoring the world only takes place when you get along. The world makes no sense without friendship." Rwandan proverb
Details & Dimensions
- Width: 4.3" approximately", Height: 8.5"
- Please note that the blue is a true light blue (shade varies slightly from the picture).
- Spot clean with wet rag. Do not submerge in water.
- Handmade in Rwanda

The purchase of these baskets supports sustainable livelihoods and artisan traditions of basketry in Rawanda.


Each Global Shokunin product is unique and made by hand using traditional techniques. Slight variations in size and color are normal due to the natural materials, and handwoven nature of these products. Enjoy and show off your eclectic taste!

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