$25 per person
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Basket Weaving
Crafts Experience in Muramba, Rwanda · Hosted by Donatha


3 hours
1 - 3 people
Moderate Difficulty
Available Mon - Fri, 9am
Speaks Kinyarwanda, English

About the experience

Come spend a morning with Donatha learning how to make traditional Rwandan baskets. The activity will be held at Donatha's home. She will meet you in Muramba and hike you down the hill. If you come in the A.M., she will cook you lunch and you can work into the afternoon. You'll make designs from sweetgrass and sisal. She'll show you various designs and you can pick out something to produce based on your skills or previous experience. 

What's provided

The host will provide all basic materials to weave. Including grass, sisal fiber, needles, scissors, workspace, and training. You get to take home the design you produce. 

What your should bring

Water, snack, good walking shoes, rain jacket and / or umbrella, and a small backpack or bag to carry home what you make. 

Location

About Donatha

Born in a neighboring community, Donatha moved to Hindero (village on the outskirts of Muramba) after getting married. She and her husband have been married for 20 years and have eight kids. She is highly motivated and very proud of her craft. She is excited to have visitors and says that it is an honor that someone would come from so far away to learn about Rwanda, and spend time with her and her family.