Handmade in Africa with a soft resistant grass called Lutzindu which is a sedge and grows in tufts in the cracks of rocks. Lutzindu has been used in Swaziland for hundreds of years to make ropes for tying down roofing thatch. Each blade grows in a sheath and pulls out easily when harvested so it does not damage the roots of the grass – which quickly regenerates and sends out more shoots.
Swaziland is a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa, and is known for its wilderness reserves. The production of baskets and coasters by the women in rural areas who support themselves by weaving these baskets. The weaving techniques are passed on from mother to daughter, and income generated from weaving is a tremendous help to the economy and especially for rural women. We strongly believe that the simple dynamic of liberated women in a community changes the outlook for their children and society as a whole and hope that these delicate and delightful designs can remain within their culture and shared by us for years to come.