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Baskets sold and sent across the globe...
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Active weavers involved in our programmes...


WE BELIEVE

WE CAN ALLEVIATE POVERTY THROUGH THE POWER OF ART

Through provision of international and local trade aid, Arts for Africa aims to provide basket weavers in rural Africa with an opportunity to showcase and sell their exquisite works of art across the globe and establish independent, sustainable livelihoods for themselves, their families, and their communities.

FRESH FROM THE OKAVANGO

THE STORY OF THE WEAVERS AND THEIR BASKETS

THE WEAVERS

Traditional basket weaving skills were introduced into Botswana by the Hambukushu tribe in Southern Angola. Read more about the weaver’s journey…

THE ART OF WEAVING

First she covers large distances on foot through thick sand in the bush, searching for the dyes and fresh palm leaves she will use to make her basket…

BASKET DESIGNS

Forehead of the Zebra, Tears of the Giraffe and Running Ostrich are some of the many designs that are deeply rooted in traditional culture and folklore…

Botswana Baskets

QUALITY & PRicing

What determines the value of a basket? A closer look at the commandments for quality baskets and the price classification system we uphold with the weavers…

CORRESPONDENCE BOX

Each basket we sell comes with the name of the weaver and her village. Send her a note and we will make sure that she receives it!

Each basket carries a tale – of dedication and skill passed on from mother to child, of traditional stories woven into its design, and of the joys and hardships that come with rural life in Africa. Transforming lives through art begins when admirers are able to connect with the people and stories behind the baskets they buy.

OUR STORY

Africa always seems to give far more to the visitor than they could ever do in return. To us, Africa has inspired to the extent that an urge has arisen to give something back…

SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

Thank you for your support!

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