Destination Kivu Belt

Rwandan Craft Workshop at Foyer Inge Baho

Rwandan Craft Workshop at Foyer Inge Baho

Activity Description

A visit to Foyer Inge Baho starts with an introduction to the cooperative and the different activities and crafts being produced here.

After the introduction, a crash course in various techniques of wood carving and traditional Rwandan weaving is done. There are many skilled artisans at Foyer Inge Baho who will share their knowledge and techniques.

As a visitor, you will join the artisans in making various handicraft. The most common materials and technique are traditional wood carving, basket weaving.

After trying out the different techniques of craft making and making your own crafts, you can visit the shop to buy something to bring home from Foyer Inge Baho.

About the organizer

Foyer Inge Baho is a women’s cooperative. The cooperative was originally started to improve the livelihood of a group of widows from the genocide but has grown considerably since then. The cooperatives mainly work with production of handicrafts but has also invested in their own mill. The cooperative provides visitors an opportunity to experience a memorable tour by assisting them to interact and participate in woodcarving, weaving, and knitting along with the talented women of the cooperative.

This is a ‘must do’ activity if you bike or hike the Congo Nile Trail or if you are staying at Kinunu Guesthouse or Rushel Kivu Lodge. You can also buy various hand-crafted souvenirs that the cooperative sells.

Fitness Level

No special fitness required. There are stairs leading up to the building.

 

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