First, your child plays with it, and then you are free to turn it into home decor, accessories, or whatever your creative mind comes up with!
Black & White Newborn Mobile
- 1 mobile
- 1 woven basket =15cm
- 5 woven balls =16cm
Colors: Black, white, mix black & white
Wooden sticks: 30cm
Possibility of customization
Grass, Sisal and Entandrophragma excelsum wood
* WEAVING & WOODEN BOARD WORKING TIME
* DIMENSIONS (approx.)
16cm high (including string)
16cm diameter in the center
Wooden sticks: 30cm
- Ethically Sourced
- Supports local Communities in Rwanda
- Strong and long lasting
Mobiles are designed to encourage newborns to focus and reach for objects of interest.
Because babies' eyes are still developing, it is much easier for them to practice their visual skills with high contrast objects. This means that mobiles that have a black and white patterns are more beneficial.
- By providing visual stimulation
- Motor Skill Development
- Sleep/ Soothing
- Accuracy and Consistency
- Help prevent boredom/ Entertainmnent
AGE: From 0-3 months
Our baskets were made by a group of women basket weavers (mothers and grandmothers) in the Northern Province of Rwanda, so you can be sure of their exceptional quality. And since they are handmade, expect some differences in size and pattern.
Our wooden sticks were made by our partner artisans based in the Northern Province of Rwanda. The wood they work with is called "Entandrophragma excelsum", known for its high quality. It comes from the DRC where it is known as Libuyu wood.
Don't hesitate to buy them as gifts for your loved ones.
Weaving requires a lot of precision and patience. It usually takes about six days to complete the baskets, in between other household tasks. The income generated will help our partner artisans cover their daily expenses, school fees and even teach this ancient skill and preserve the Rwandan tradition.
To enjoy your baskets for many years, be sure to : Wipe them down with a slightly damp cloth to clean them. Do not leave the woven balls in direct sunlight (this preserves the beautiful colors longer).
Never soak or immerse a wooden sticks in water.
- Use a mild soap and well rinse with a sponge, to clean varnished wooden sticks.
- Use white vinegar or apple cider diluted with water, to disinfect your wooden sticks, then air dry or well wipe with a cloth.