Basket Weaving with the Women of Nyamirambo

Description

At this Kigali art workshop, you'll learn traditional Rwandan basket weaving from Grace or one of the other women at the women's center in Kigali. During this class, she'll show you the complex Sisal technique and how their main product, the Agaseke basket, is made to produce the patterns and colors that make these Rwandan baskets so unique.

You'll also have the opportunity to design your very own art piece to take home yourself. Unfortunately, there isn't enough time to make an entire basket through the traditional method, but we would be glad to introduce you to other designs that make in-house.

Following the workshop, we'll cook you a delicious homemade lunch while sharing stories about our lives and cultures.

With the profits from this Kigali art workshop, we support all of our NGO activities, which helps create a direct impact for our community.

Type of Experience

Class/workshop

Included in price

Activities as mentioned in the description
Material
Other :
lunch

Reviews

My partner and I had a great time working with learning from our hosts on the art of weaving. We had the option of choosing from a necklace or earrings as it takes days to complete a basket, and were able to walk away with a product we made (mostly) ourselves. It was a wonderful afternoon and as we had guests as young as maybe 12/13 as well as adults, I think it is a class that would be perfect for almost any age!

Sarah
UK

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We are a Rwandan NGO founded by 18 Rwandese women living in Nyamirambo, Kigali. Together we created a project which aimed to address gender-based violence, gender inequality, and discrimination. Today, our mission is to provide education and vocational training to women who do not have the means to pay for such training on their own to gain better employment opportunities. We offer various local experiences that provide you a wonderful peek into Rwandan culture and support our women.

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Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the traveler cancels more than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 100 % of the amount paid
> If the traveler cancels less than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 0 % of the amount paid

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Duration: 2h 00m


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