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Pastel Vessel12" Gourd

Handmade in Rwanda

Intricately crafted with timeless tradition, this carefully dyed sisal fiber and sweet grass vase makes a stunning statement piece. One or more of these vases, will make a globally conscious and stylistic addition to your home.Style it on your shelf or kitchen table for a globally inspired look.

Specifications
  • Approximately 12” D x 12” H
  • Made in Rwanda
  • Product is made from all natural fibers of sisal and sweet grass
  • Organic dyes are used to dye the sisal
  • Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product

*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.

Made only in an ethical, fair trade environment. Handwoven by a cooperative of women located in Rwanda, this one of kind piece takes weeks to complete.

Meaning & Purpose

The income from weaving now enables women to provide for their families in life-changing ways: they are able to put nutritious food on the table, give the gift of education to their children, and provide health insurance for their family. Beyond these financial benefits, the baskets have also helped to provide a sense of pride and independence. One weaver, Egidia, describes her journey of self-fulfillment as an artisan. “I rose and became a leader because people trusted me and I was always responsible. I inspire my community as a successful single mother and hope to send my daughter to a university when she finishes secondary school.”

Care Instructions
Cleaning
  • Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge in water.
  • If  necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean.
  • Avoid using chemicals or detergents.
Fading
  • Due to being all natural fibers, keep dyed products out of direct sunlight for long periods of time to avoid natural fading.
  • All natural products with little or no coloring do well in direct sunlight.
Customer Reviews
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    A The Kazi Shop Customer
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    11/20/2021
    HN
    United States United States

    Gorgeous and durable

    I’ve usually stuck to glass vases, but this vessel is truly one of a kind. The colors are beautiful and is super sturdy. I love that it’s handmade. Our home decor is pretty neutral, so this pounce brings some much welcome character. The description says you can use it for kitchen utensils or other supplies, but keep in mind it’s rather tall. There’s a little glass vase inside that makes it easy to drop in a plant. I also absolutely love Kazi’s mission and that this product has such a wonderful history vs buying something from a retailer.I received this product as part of the Stellar product testing panel.

    T
    11/20/2021
    TLND
    United States United States

    Unique and so beautiful!

    I received the Pastel Vessel - 12" Gourd through the Stellar Product Testing Panel to give an honest review of it. First off, this product was PERFECT for me as I am a huge believer in supporting artisans and those trying to make an honest living through their talent and artistic abilities. The colors are perfectly Fall for my taste/style. I put some artificial branches in it and it’s a beautiful addition to my living room. Highly recommend!

    JM
    11/19/2021
    Jolie M.
    United States United States

    Beautiful Handcrafted Vessel

    I was given this 12" gourd vessel to try as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel but i am excited to purchase additional pieces. The vessel quality is amazing- there are no loose fibers and it’s very sturdy. Its very versatile I have placed it ins few spots around my house to find the Percy area. It has a glass vase inside to hold stems but I think it would look great with decorative branches or feathers. What’s even more beautiful than the vessel it’s mission and story. The Kazi story is really incredible and should make anyone feel good about owning one of their products.

    B
    11/19/2021
    Blueheneph
    United States United States

    Cool piece

    I was excited to receive this Kazi Gourd Vessel from the Stellar Product Testing panel. It felt like a real treat because I tend to be very frugal with home purchases. I did some research on the company, Kazi, as I had not heard of it before. Kazi means “employment” in Swahili, and the website says “At KAZI, we’re bringing you beautiful pieces that add life to your space and empower artisans to weave a better story for themselves.” The company states that they are committed to fair wage jobs and sustainable materials. These are values that are important to me as a consumer, and I believe they should be commended for this. I looked up the vessel on the website because I really wasn’t sure what to do with it. It’s a beautifully crafted piece, woven in Rwanda. I saw some reviews that said you can put flowers in it, but mine did not have the glass insert, so that won’t be possible for me with real flowers. I think it would make a stunning centerpiece filled with dried or faux florals, however, and would be a really wonderful reminder of how we can all give thanks for our privileges and be mindful to strive for ethical business practices that support people all over the world. The tag says you could also store a bottle of wine in it but I don’t think a regular size bottle would fit. I think this material would be really nice in perhaps a different shape or size if you wanted it to be practical. I love the way the piece smells and it is perfect for someone who has a very organic, natural materials type of aesthetic for their home. I am really interested in the holiday ornaments on the website and am going to take another look!

    L
    11/18/2021
    Lauren
    United States United States

    A Work of Art!

    Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel I was able to receive this cool basket in the mail. The colors match my style and I love that the basket is not the perfect shape. It looks like an artist made it and not just something you'd buy at target or home goods. It is unique and stylish. I have only used it as a decorative piece and could see myself putting some cool branches in it. Though it comes with a glass vase, I don't know that I'll use it for fresh flowers unless they match somewhat or have longer stems... maybe some white hydrangea... Overall quality is great. I love that this is one of a kind and I would much rather support an artist and Kazi's mission than give more money to the large corporations. Now, I just need to get a few more of these cool pieces so my basket doesn't look so lonely!

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