Monica Umwari and Maria Mayanja of Angaza write: Angaza is a Rwandan Eco-Brand that is creatively reducing waste by upcycling advertising banners in Kigali into beautifully handcrafted,very functional,unique personal accessories like wallets, tote bags, laptop bags,promotional items, novelty gifts etc. Our products are found in different outlets like Rwanda Nziza, Nyungwe forest lodge (gift shop), … Continue reading Eco-friendly handcrafted souvenirs from Angaza
Eric Futtrup writes: First, this is a very good guidebook, which me and my travel mate brought two copies of, so we plan and read ahead. I was also very happy that you included the Goma/Virunga chapter – though there are a few things that needs to be updated. Rubavu – map p.194: The Petit … Continue reading New Rwanda and eastern DRC trip report
If you are interested in local arts and crafts, it is well worth stopping in Gitarama (Muhanga). There are many artisan co-operatives working in the area, and a number have found local and international market connections through organizations and shops located in the town. Of these, three in particular merit a visit and are open Monday … Continue reading Handicrafts in Gitarama
It's certainly worth visiting this craft co-operative, en route between Kigali and Rusumo, to see how the Imigongo paintings are created from start to finish. You can't buy them there, so there's no expectation about that. We were glad to have a Kinyarwanda speaker with us, because no one spoke any other language, and there … Continue reading Visit to Nyakarimbi
I just came across this interesting website Beauty of Rwanda that sells handmade basketwork, jewellery and other Rwandan crafts online. Proceeds appear to go to local community associations in Rwanda. You can pay with paypal!
Rwanda Nziza is a Fair Trade artisan's association working with 25 cooperatives from all over the country, who supply paintings, baskets, jewellery, furniture, pottery, candles and much more, and receive 100% of the profits. It is located on the left of the main road heading downhill from the town centre in the direction of Kimihurura/Kayciru. It claims … Continue reading Rwanda Nziza Handicrafts