In front of a stylized fence representing the home compound, this woman sits on a traditional chair, known as the intebe, and weaves an agaseke, Rwanda’s oldest traditional basket. The husband serenades her with music from the traditional Rwandan guitar, the inange, while she works. This is typical of traditional Rwandan roles for men and women.
Known as the “peace” basket and the “wedding” basket, the agaseke is a symbol of generosity, compassion, gratitude, and friendship. Gifts are often given inside the agaseke, and it can be used for storing valuables, for decorative purposes, and for other traditional practices.
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