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Habitation Co. is committed to honoring the process of living in a particular place and the journey of discovering beautiful objects that reflect the unique styles and stories of artists around the world.  Every pretty item you purchase supports creative individuals, communities, and organizations on almost every continent.

Baskets & Bowls

Makina Cathedral Lidded Basket

Handmade, Fair Trade African Basket - Makina Cathedral Basket // Habitation Co.
Handmade, Fair Trade African Basket - Makina Cathedral Basket // Habitation Co.
Handmade, Fair Trade African Basket - Makina Cathedral Basket // Habitation Co.
Handmade, Fair Trade African Basket - Makina Cathedral Basket // Habitation Co.
Handmade, Fair Trade African Basket - Makina Cathedral Basket // Habitation Co.
Handmade, Fair Trade African Basket - Makina Cathedral Basket // Habitation Co.

Makina Cathedral Lidded Basket

52.00

This cathedral-shaped basket is known in Rwanda as an "agaseke" or friendship basket and is a symbol of generosity, gratitude, and compassion. This petite lidded basket is the perfect place to stash small treasures or conceal everyday essentials on a shelf or counter. 

>> handmade

>> fairtrade

>> sustainable

>> origin: Rwanda

approx. 9" x 5" 

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About the process:

In Rwanda, baskets are traditionally given as gifts to celebrate a major life event such as a wedding, birth, or graduation. Baskets are symbols of a wealth of friends, family, and life. Using sustainable, locally harvested raffia fibers and organic dyes, artisans craft each basket with unique patterns and symbols. Because everyday objects need to be durable and functional as well as beautiful, woven baskets are a unique way for women to showcase their individual styles and skills.