Discover the Artisans
Welcome to our extraordinary collection of handcrafted products from the Craft Group in Rwanda. This remarkable group of 12 widows and orphans, who tragically lost their families during the Genocide in 1994, found strength and purpose through their creative talents. With limited supplies and a powerful determination, they crafted a few pieces back in 1996 and sold them locally in Rwanda. That was the humble beginning of their journey.
Over time, the Craft Group expanded its reach, welcoming others with similar life stories to join their ranks. They supported and trained each other, honing their skills and sharing the precious knowledge they had acquired. Their unwavering commitment to their craft resulted in the creation of a remarkable range of products that radiate love, dedication, and extraordinary artistry. By purchasing their crafts, you embark on a powerful journey – one that supports these exceptional women, their families, and their dreams for a brighter future.
At Karakorum, we celebrate the Craft Group’s artistry, preserve their cultural heritage, and create a more inclusive world through fair-trade practices. Each product showcases the resilience, hope, and transformation behind it. With each purchase, you become a vital part of their story and join us in supporting sustainable economic opportunities for these talented artisans. Together, we can make a difference and embrace the beauty and the possibilities of their remarkable journey.
You can also find out more about the secret histories of our baskets on our blog here.