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Arc Bowl - Song of the Weaver

Arc Bowl - Song of the Weaver

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Handmade with love by the eSwatini women


Inspired by Song of the weaver biography baskets our lace arc bowls intimately weave Siphiwe life's story.

Siphiwe is the backbone of her homestead. She left school after falling pregnant and began weaving to support her child. Together, Siphiwe and her husband had six more children, building a life at his homestead. Then one day he sold all their cattle and left. He did not return for four years.

Siphiwe had to leave her husband’s family home-stead. But with her income from Gone Rural, she was able to start her life again; building a new house and buying animals. Her husband now visits a few times each year. She celebrates his return by slaying a chicken or goat for him. However, she is yet to regain her cattle herd. This is her ultimate dream.

Unravelling the Biography Baskets
Bone - Siphiwe is the backbone of her family.
Goat skull - Siphiwe slays a goat when her husband returns.
Metal disc - this symbolises her husband, who always visits by bicycle.
Layers - the years of Siphiwe’s life (some fertile, some dry).


Lutindzi Grass, Reclaimed Fabric, Bone

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63cm diameter, widest 66cm, height 18-21cm

Care Instructions

Easy to clean with a damp cloth or dry brush with a toothbrush.

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Meet the women we work with

Weaving together tradition with innovation these beautiful grass woven coasters are hand made by rural artisans in Swaziland, providing home based employed for over 750 women.

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