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Handmade in Uganda4802190
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Traditional Ugandan basketry, hand-woven. The interior fiber forming the core of each coil is banana fiber, around which raffia palm is wrapped. With each wrapping, the fiber is threaded through the previous coil to form the basket. Raffia fibers are used in textiles, basket-making, rope-making, garden string, construction and for roofing. Artisans remove the membrane on the underside of each leaf to create the long thin fibers.
UPC Code: 732919459067
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NAWOUNAWOU, the National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda, works with more than 80 independent women's groups located throughout Uganda. In addition to health care, social welfare, lobbying and advocacy, microfinance and education programs, NAWOU runs a handicraft program. Read more.
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