Meet the Artisan
The Women of Kikorongo
In this part of Uganda, residents used to hunt elephants for food but now must find other ways to survive. So, the women of Kikorongo have returned to their ancestral crafts. Many of them are widows who are the sole support of the family.
Using banana and palm leaves, they make diminutive handwoven, coiled baskets with geometric designs, and using the rich soil of Uganda, they create small dark earthenware pots with lids. We admire the courage, strength, and ingenuity of these women. And the beauty of their crafts.