Working in paradise

A single fibre, intaratara marsh grass, and a single tool, Uruhindu, are used to give life to a range of jewellery capable of narrating a royal technique that was getting lost over time.The Ububoshyi Bu’Uruhindu, used to produce the Agaseke baskets, is one of the techniques most representative of the Rwandan knowledge of craft. Working together with the CAMK cooperative of crafts-women and Namibian designer Olivia de Gouveia in-situ for two month resulted in a jewellery collection that reclaimed the neglected tradition, add a contemporary twist that would make it attractive to a new global market, thus allowing the women to work towards being self-sustaining. More about the project here.