Ochre Bukedo Basket

Ochre Bukedo Basket

23.00

Bukedo is the local term in Uganda for banana leaf stalks which make a strong base for sturdy baskets. Along with raffia that comes from palm trees, these materials are renewable, plentiful resources. 

Skill from years of practice enables an artisan to transform natural elements into a beautifully practical symbol of dedication and love. Passed down from generation-to generation, weavers show their children and grandchildren that even the smallest, focused steps lead to beautiful results. 

Designed and handwoven by rural women and their children in Uganda, this basket with its vibrant hues, also brings a sense of the skills, hopes and aspirations of these women and the others like them. 

Traditionally used for serving food in Uganda, these baskets look great mounted on a wall, propped on a shelf or even sitting on a table.

DETAIL

Made in: Uganda

Materials: Banana leaf and Raffia

Size: 19cm Diameter x 5cm height

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Impact 

Basketry is the most developed craft in Uganda and is a skill passed down by women from generation to generation. Traditionally baskets were used to store dry food such as beans and also to serve 'matoke' (the Ugandan dish of steamed green bananas). By promoting and bringing these baskets to the Western world we hope to not only keep these skills and traditions alive, but also provide a sustainable income to these women who are predominately single mothers.