Every basket made by a Rwandan weaver has 30,000 stitches. The steps that go into making a basket are complex and intricate. Every single thread you see on these beautiful hand-woven baskets is a stitch. Janet Nkubana of Gahaya Links describes the steps that go into weaving the baskets.
The Agaseke is Rwanda’s oldest traditional basket, now called the “Peace Basket” as a symbol of unity. Gahaya Links’ success is based on traditional weaving techniques to empower the women of Rwanda and the country’s socioeconomic development.
“If everyone owned a Rwandan Peace Basket it would mean a lot to the people of Rwanda.”
– President Bill Clinton
About Gahaya Links
Gahaya Links Limited: a for-profit Rwandan handicraft company based on the simple principle of women economic empowerment through fair trade.