At the end of the 18th century the art form called imigongo was created, Imigongo is created by cow dung. It’s a traditional art form from Rwanda made by women. The colours that are most used in this art form is black, white and red. Spiral and geometric themes are the most popular ones for this art form. Orginally it was used as decorations inside the wall of huts. Imigongo  paintings are created from calf dung applied to wooden plates, which forms the structure and relief of the paintings.
Here are also some pictures :

Rwanda slideshow

Engelsk, Rwanda inspirert Ipad deksel


describe the art and craft history of Rwanda: 

The reason that we're writing about this is becuase on Thursday we are going to have Global Dignity Day and that day  is an international day for the dignity and marked 20 October each year. Global Dignity Day aims to engage young people in the sense of dignity, of his own and others' lives. Global Dignity Day is a collaborative project between the school, local community and voluntary organizations.

Woodcarvings, basketry, paintings and ceramics are the traditional art styles.
Beautiful handcraft can be bought from street stalls and the markets through out Kigali as well as the capital centre for the formation of arts, for a cheap price.
 The villages of Nyakarimbi located near Rusumo falls at the boarder with neighboring Tanzania are renowned for producing cow-dung paintings.
A wide selection of these paintings are made by a local co-operative within the village: characterized by brown, white and black whorls and many more geometric abstractions.
These handicrafts can be bought from Kigali, the country`s capital. Visitors can also make private arrangement to visit Nyakarimbi village to get information and witness production of the unique cow-dung paintings.

Here are some pictures from the arts they are making:






Women who work with the project "really changes someone's life"
It is 2500 weavers have been producing place setting that is woven of grass, papyrus, banana cycle, Sweet Grass and sisal. Willa Shalit has worked well and the mass of the project since 2002 when it began as a UN initiative, "It is not a frivolous thing" The project has been sold to Macy's and online in a few shops.

Oppgaven var å jobbe enten i gruppe eller bare med deg selv om å skrive om Rwanda.
Vi fordelte oppgaven, jeg skulle da skrive om Rwandabaskets. 


We will raise money for Rwanda and learn more about them.

Rwandan Painting:
The most common medium is watercolors, enamels are used, most paintings made ​​to be sold or on the walls of the building, etc.

The most common scenes are from the villages, but one can find descriptions of modern Rwanda, too.Painting on T-shirts are also available in many stores. Many new buildings have large paintings done by localartists

Rwandan crafts and wood art:
As in all other East African countries, articles made ​​of wood is the best selling souvenir. The Rwandan woodart has a distinct shape and can be easily distinguished from those of neighboring countries. Common crafts include paper weights, earnings, bracelets, wooden mannequin, musical instruments and so on. Wooden boats are often seen.