Uganda Batwa Basket


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The Batwa people of Uganda have lived in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for generations with the endangered mountain gorillas. But from around 20 years ago, the Batwa, also referred as pygmies, have been forced out of the forest because of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s ecological and tourism importance. These baskets are handcrafted by Batwa refugees in Uganda using native grasses, natural plant dyes, and traditional weaving techniques passed down by their ancient tribal ancestors.

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