Nestled among the foothills of The Mountains of the Moon in Western Uganda lies the small village of Rubona. Here you will find the women of Rubona Basket Weavers Association. These women are all homemakers and farmers who spend their mornings in the fields tending to their crops, often with their babies strapped to their backs. In the afternoons, they are preparing dinner for their families and making these beautiful handcrafted grass baskets. Enjoy their creations.
At Rubona Baskets the process of basket weaving starts with growing the materials themselves. Raffia grass is grown over several months. The grass is harvested and dried and then dyed different colors with natural dyes made of ground flowers. The dyed grasses are then hand woven intro intricate patterns. Each basket can take 1-2 weeks to complete.