This delicately textured and handcrafted placemat was made by groups of women in intimate communities across Rwanda. They use the sisal agave plant and sweet grass to weave it together. With culturally and traditionally inspired designs and colors, one or more of these placemats will make a globally conscious and stylistic addition to your home.


This 15" decorative base setting can be used as a wall hanging decoration, centerpiece, or as a dining placemat when entertaining guests. Meaningfully and purposefully designed.


Design: Hope

The sunburst pattern on these baskets is known as the “hope” design. Reflected on the Rwandan flag, this sunburst image stands for the country’s collective hope for a new dawn and brighter future.


This design means a lot to the weavers we partner with, as each basket they sell increases their chances for a better life. Quality of life, community status, self-worth and confidence are just a few of the hopeful effects these baskets bring. With the income the weavers receive, they are able to open bank accounts, start businesses and even hire other workers.


The effect from the production and income of basket weaving ripples through the country bringing hope for a better future far and wide.



  • Approximately 15” D x 0.25” H
  • Made of all-natural fibers of sisal and sweet grass
  • Made in Rwanda
  • Fair trade
  • Organic dyes
  • Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
  • Trivet has a hang loop on the back for wall decor
  • Safe to use with food
  • Heat resistant


Care instructions:

If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe the woven material clean. Do not submerge or wash with water.


*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.


Meaning and Purpose

Every woven piece we sell has distinctive qualities; the artisanal and unique character that each basket holds highlights its individual creation story.


Soft Gold Kwizera Placemat

  • Please allow 3 – 4 business days for processing your purchase. After processing, estimated delivery time is 3 – 4 business days.

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