Once used as containers to carry food and transport goods or as decorations during weddings and baby christenings, these traditional, lidded baskets have been dubbed "peace baskets", because of the role they've played in bringing women of different ethnicities together in the wake of the 1994 genocide.
This is a popcorn basket served as part of the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. If you've never participated in one, you're missing a wonderful tradition. Check out your nearest Ethiopian restaurant!
Wood and brass-decorated jewelry box from Stone Town, the Swahili “old town” capital of the Zanzibar archipelago, which is semi-autonomous from Tanzania. Because of its unique architecture, narrow and curving streets, and its East culture with a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European influences, Stone Town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
This bronze musician figurine was made by artisans in the village of Ampabame Krofrom in Ghana's Ashanti region, using a traditional lost-wax process. The village is supported to a great extent by tourists who stay at the popular and charming Four Villages bed-and-breakfast.