Following the genocide in Rwanda, many women formed artisan cooperatives in order to provide for their families and the countless orphans in the country. Women from both sides of the war - Hutus and Tutsis - came together to make what are known as Peace Baskets, emblems of peace and serenity. This particular basket was handwoven with 100% natural sisal. Profits from all Indego Africa products fund educational training programs for the female artisans who created them. This item measures at 9.5" (H) x 4" (W).