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Wednesday
Nov182009

one of a finds: ugandan sunburst bowl

A modern interpretation of an ancient craft passed down mother to daughter, these one of a find sunburst bowls were handwoven by village women just outside Kampala, Uganda.

The stepped ribs of coiled raffia over banana fiber recall the region’s mountainside farming known as “mountain terraces”.

The craftsmanship of these women provides both an outlet for their creative expression and much-needed income to educate their children. By using one of the few resources available in their remote area, they are weaving their rich cultural past with a future of hope.

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