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Bedawi Decorative Tray

All of the rooms in your house are painted in bright, vibrant shades of your favorite colors. Certain rooms have an accent wall, while others covered in more muted colors making the pieces you’ve collected throughout your travels the focal point.

Every decorative choice you make has meaning and provokes vivid memories. You used the shiny, pinkish-purple silk you purchased in Laos to make an ottoman.

Every time you look at it, you’re transported back to that bustling night market in Vientiane along the Mekong River. You remember seeing the silk and knowing you had to have it. You also remember how long it took you to figure out what the price of the silk was equivalent to in dollars…so that you could effectively haggle and bargain!

The masks on the wall in the living room remind you of Rwanda. The intoxicating, smoky smell of brochettes on the grill, the sway of women dancing and the rolling green hills covered in banana trees.

Your favorite piece is your Bedawi Tray because when you use it, you remember safari rides, African skies and breakfast in bed with your husband. Every room and every object has a story, and you share these stories with everyone who passes through your home.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • 16"W x 12.5"D x 4"H
  • Handwoven from banana leaf and cow horn
  • Due to handmade quality, natural variations may occur
  • Can be a companion piece to the Bedawi Basket

 

Artisans train to make our designs on a regular basis to meet the high quality standards we require. Designs can take a woman between 3 - 5 days to create depending on how intricate the weave is. Our team monitors production throughout the process to minimize corrections on a finished product, saving time and money.


Songa's designs are created using carefully selected natural materials that are locally sourced and eco-friendly. We use sisal plant, banana leaf, recycled paper, upcycled fabric and re-purposed cow horn that would otherwise end up in landfills. These materials ensure the highest quality design all while keeping in mind future generations who will inherit our planet.


'Songa' means 'the path forward' in Swahili. Each design the women make furthers them along the path of financial independence. "I thank those who buy my products because I was able to build a good house. I now have 12 pigs too!" - Harriette, paper bead artisan


"Songa is all about showcasing the woman artisan. They create beautiful designs from natural fibers!" Natalie@sustainablychic


We are proud to have been featured in some of the fashion industry's most respected magazines.



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