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This unique sculpture depicts a plump woman in a red dress, heading out to do her shopping with a purse, a pointed sun hat and sensible shoes.

A small group of talented metal casting artisans in Burkina Faso sculpt this piece from recycled metal using a lost-wax casting process. Each sculpture bears unique characteristics that reveal the handmade nature of its creation. 

Sold singly. This item is one of a kind; you will receive the sculpture shown in the photos.

Dimensions: 5"W x 3.5"D x 9" T

Crafted from: Metal

Made in: Burkina Faso

$18.00

"When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow."

Beautifully screen printed, fully lined and finished with a contrasting zipper, this charming flat pouch showcases the African proverb, "When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow." Accent stitching and a button detail complete the pouch.

Size: 8"L x 5.5"T. Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

At Yda Walt Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa, talented owner/designer Yda Walt and a small team of artisans dream up inspirational products centered on South African life and ethos.

$24.00

Kenyan artisans craft these beautiful angel holiday sculptures from sisal threads and banana fiber. This handmade angel wears red and holds a star. With a beaded hanging string in the back, the angel can be displayed standing or hanging as a Christmas tree ornament.

Dimensions:  5"L x 2.5"W x 10"T

Crafted from: Banana fiber, sisal, paper, string, beads

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

In Nairobi's Banana Hill suburb, artisans utilize the fiber of banana palm trees, which grow prolifically in East Africa, to create whimsical gifts for local sale and export. Esther heads up a small group of talented individuals with a penchant for creating collectible works of folk art using this sustainable, all-natural medium.

$44.00

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this colorful tote from thick, tough elephant grass that has been dyed warm shades or red, pink, and orange. Bolga baskets can be easily wet down and reshaped, and can be used and enjoyed for years on end.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 11"L x 6.5"W x 9"H (15" including handles)

Crafted from: Elephant grass

Made in: Ghana

Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

$18.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve a beautifully contoured heart-shaped dish from soft soapstone, then add a deep red dyed finish and an etched floral print pattern. This handcrafted decorative piece makes a lovely gift!

Sold singly. Colors may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 6"L x 5.5"W x 0.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$14.00

Kenyan artisans hand craft a beautiful keepsake box by carving soft soapstone and finishing with a deep red dyed finish and an etched floral print pattern.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$9.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve a beautifully contoured heart-shaped keepsake from soft soapstone, then add a deep red dyed finish and an etched floral print pattern. This handcrafted decorative piece makes a lovely gift!

Sold singly. Colors may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 0.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$44.00

Interweaving natural and dyed grasses to create intricate patterns, Tanzanian artisans hand-craft these stylish baskets. The baskets are named for the weaver, Maila, who perfected the new woven design.

These all-natural baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. The milulu makes durable baskets, which can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Sold individually; choose from 3 sizes. Approximate measurements: Small 10" wide x 10" tall; Medium 12" wide x 12" tall; Large 13" wide x 13" tall. Because this product is handmade, size and design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets natural appeal.

$14.00

Handcrafted by Kenyan artisans from soft soapstone, this heart-shaped keepsake box has a hand-dyed finish. 

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$44.00

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this colorful checkered tote from thick, tough elephant grass that has been dyed a vibrant strawberry red. Bolga baskets can be easily wet down and reshaped, and can be used and enjoyed for years on end.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 10"L x 5.5"W x 9"H (15" including handles)

Crafted from: Elephant grass

Made in: Ghana

Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

$24.00

Sixteen strands of cinnamon and fuchsia Zulugrass are used to create this Multi-Strand Bracelet. Each bracelet features strong elastic between the two fallen acacia wood beads, designed to roll over your hand and wrist.

Size: 2.25" inner diameter. One size fits most. Check out the matching Multi-Strand Necklace. Zulugrass strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads, dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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$18.00

"No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come."

Beautifully screen printed, fully lined and finished with a contrasting zipper, this charming flat pouch showcases the African proverb, "No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come." Accent stitching and a button detail complete the pouch.

Size: 8"L x 5.5"T. Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

At Yda Walt Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa, talented owner/designer Yda Walt and a small team of artisans dream up inspirational products centered on South African life and ethos.

$18.00 $24.00

The Leakey Collection's on-trend lightweight fringe earrings in shades of red utilize Zulugrass beads, Czech glass beads and brass wire.

Measure 2.5"L x 0.75"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass.

$10.00

This sweet little hippo dish is hand carved from soft Kisii soapstone by artisans in Western Kenya, and finished with a vibrant crimson red and yellow sunshine design by artisans in Nairobi.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, patterns will vary.

Dimensions: 4"L x 3"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Kisii soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$16.00

This sweet dragonfly garden stake is crafted from either red or blue glass beads and recycled wire. Gently press the stake down into a flower bed, planter, or house plant to add a whimsical touch.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 5"L x 4.5"W x 17.5"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, Beads

Made in: Kenya

$14.40 $18.00

These beautifully contoured heart-shaped bowls are handcrafted from soft Kenyan soapstone, then dyed with either a vibrant fuschia or red finish and etched with a giraffe print pattern. Lovely as a jewelry dish; not food safe.

Measures 6"L x 5.5"W x 0.5"T. Fair trade.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$76.00

Metal sculptors in Burkina Faso use a lost-wax casting method to create beautiful modern African art. This unique sculpture portrays a feminine figure wearing red and practicing a yoga lotus pose.

Sold singly. Because this is a handmade creation, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 3.5"W x 4"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$14.00

Mom deserves lots of love! Kenyan artisans hand carve our Celebration heart paperweights from soft soapstone, then add a bright dyed finish and a "I 'heart' Mom" hand etched inscription. Kisii stone is named for the region in Kenya's Western Highlands where it is mined.

Sold singly. Because each heart is handcrafted, slight variations are normal.

Dimensions: 5"L x 5"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

$130.00

Talented metal workers in Burkina Faso handcraft this serene sculpture of a lady in a red dress adorned with twists in her hair, enjoying a moment of relaxation. This beautiful piece of art showcases Burkinabe metal casting skill.

Sold singly. Each sculpture is unique, and colors will vary.

Dimensions: 4"W x 6"D x 9"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$240.00

This large, stately sculpture depicts a woman striding in a flowing red dress. Her necklaces, bracelets, and anklets accent her look with high polish, and a ponytail hair style completes the sculpture.

A small group of talented metal casting artisans in Burkina Faso sculpt this beautiful and stately woman from recycled metal using a lost-wax casting process. Each sculpture bears unique characteristics that reveal the handmade nature of its creation. 

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 14"T x 4"W x 4"D

Crafted from: Metal

Made in: Burkina Faso

$78.00

Skilled Batonga women craft these iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. The weavers artfully elevate single-use plastic bags that would otherwise be discarded to add colorful triangles to their baskets. Baskets will be similar to the photos shown, but there will be some variation due to the handmade nature of this item.

Sold singly in assorted patterns. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 24-25"L x 24-25"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Palm leaves, twigs, recycled plastic

Made in: Zambia

About the Artisans:


Famous for their basket weaving skills as well as their geometric designs, the Batonga women in the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau create these baskets by first weaving palm leaves into a characteristic square to begin and then radiating outward to create dramatic patterns.

$15.00

Talented carvers in Kenya's western highlands transform soft soapstone into safari art for the home. With a hand-dyed coat and etched details, this lovely elephant sculpture makes a thoughtful gift for safari animal enthusiasts of all ages.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 5.5"L x 1.75"W x 3"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans: 

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$34.00

These striking rare baskets are woven by Samburu and Rendille women in remote northern Kenya. Called "nomadic baskets," the baskets are styled for the modern home but based on traditional designs used for the storage of camel's milk.

Nomadic baskets are sold in three useful nesting sizes and are dotted with red beads. Because these baskets are handcrafted, each will vary slightly.

Each basket is tightly knit and is designed to last a lifetime. Sold individually.

Approximate measurements: [L] 7"D x 5"T [M] 5.5"D x 4"T [S] 4.5"D x 4"T.

About the Artisans:

For the pastoral communities of northern Kenya, life pivots on the coming of rain and the survival of livestock. When the skies open, the landscape becomes lush and fragrant. Cattle and goats drink and forage near home and families stay together. In times of drought, warriors must travel far to find water for their herds, leaving women and children at home alone to endure dry seasons of unknown length as the streams, earth and trees dry around them.

Where they were once only allowed to own milk, Samburu women now own camels, plus they earn income by making baskets, processing meat and hides, keeping bees and refining honey. Through this shift in property control and a general increase in literacy in the region, Samburu women have become valued contributing community members.

$112.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a unique texture. Each basket is a work of art, handwoven over many hours.

This set of baskets is one of a kind. Sold as a set of 2. You will receive the baskets shown in the photo.

Measurements:
Basket 1: 11.5" wide by 2.5" deep.
Basket 2: 11" wide by 2.5" deep.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$16.00

These delightful little bird sculptures are handcrafted by artisans in Zimbabwe. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements but may weather slightly with long-term exposure. Handcrafted items may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 7"L x 3"W x 3.5"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$20.00

Zimbabwean sculptors weld recycled metal to create this playful green frog sculpture. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

Sold singly. Weathering is to be expected if the sculpture is exposed to elements over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

Dimensions: 4” L x 5.5” W x 2.75” H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

 

$24.00

Zimbabwean sculptors weld recycled metal to create this playful red salamander sculpture. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

Sold singly. Weathering is to be expected if the sculpture is exposed to elements over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

Dimensions:

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

 

$115.00

African laundry hampers bring amazing artisan craftsmanship into our living spaces. Our laundry hampers are handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal. Crafting baskets allows rural women to earn income from the comfort of their community.

This basket features triangles and stripes in red, and aqua on a black background.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 22"T x 18.5"W x 18.5"D  

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

 

$38.00

This unique garden stake is crafted by Zimbabwean sculptors. Crafted from discarded metal and painted red with white dots, each cluster of mushrooms can be easily pressed into the garden among bushes or blooms.

Sold individually. Handcrafted items may vary slightly and weathering can occur when exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Because this item is crafted from recycled metal, each will be unique.

Dimensions: 10"L x 7"W x 16"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe

$24.00

 Zimbabwean sculptors create a unique textural element for the garden in this vibrant red poppy garden stake. Crafted from discarded metal and paint, each can be easily pressed into the garden among bushes or blooms.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Please note that weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time.

Dimensions: 3.5” diameter of flower x 25” total height

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

$12.00

Kenyan artisans craft these vibrant angel ornaments from brightly dyed sisal and banana fiber. Using natural materials allows artisans to earn income with no stress on their environment, and the handcrafted nature of these fair-trade ornaments adds a rustic touch to your Christmas tree. This angel is dressed in red and is depicted holding an instrument.

Sold singly in assorted red tones. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 3"L x 2"W x 5.5"H

Crafted from: Banana fiber, sisal, paper, string

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

In Nairobi's Banana Hill suburb, artisans utilize the fiber of banana palm trees, which grow prolifically in East Africa, to create whimsical gifts for local sale and export. Esther heads up a small group of talented individuals with a penchant for creating collectible works of folk art using this sustainable, all-natural medium.

$20.00

These modern reindeer are hand-carved from solid soapstone in western Kenya. Nairobi artists hand-dye the surface to a bright, festive red.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 5"T

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$18.00

Carvers in Kenya's western highlands craft the basic form for a lidded storage box from soft soapstone. Artisans in a Nairobi workshop then add a deep red dyed finish and etched details of tree of hearts in full bloom.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"W x 4"D x 2"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$34.00 $39.00

Coiling vibrantly dyed raffia over banana stalks, Ugandan artisans craft these beautiful, nature-inspired baskets. These baskets are functional art that can be displayed on the wall with its raffia loop, or put to use on the tabletop, the garden, and more.

Size: 12"D x 3"T. Because these are handcrafted items, colors and patterns may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited, a member of the International Fair Trade Association teaches basic handcrafting skills to rural & urban women and provides income opportunities for the marginalised and disadvantaged: people with disabilities, widows, orphans, single mothers, women with minimal education, and people living with HIV. They handcraft baskets using natural raffia wrapped over coils of banana leaf stems.

$21.00

In rural Kenya, skilled women weavers create baskets from durable, sustainable sisal fibers, harvested from the Agave Sisalana plant. This small storage basket is woven with a matching lid, making it perfect for packaging a little gift or using on the countertop to corral small items.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly. We recommend spraying the sisal lightly with cold water to reshape your baskets.

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 4.5"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Sisal

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$14.00

These beautiful sisal ornaments are handcrafted by talented Rwandan basket weavers. Shaped like traditional Agaseke giving baskets, each ornament features a removable lid, enabling it to be filled with small gifts or sweet notes!

Sold individually. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 4-5" tall and 2-3" wide, with a 3" string.

Made in: Rwanda

About the Artisans:

It is typical for many women in developing countries to depend solely on their husbands for financial needs, but Songa Designs International is changing this dynamic. By working for Songa, under-resourced women are encouraged to pursue economic independence, simply by using skills acquired through everyday life. Songa Designs provides jobs for over 150 women who in turn negotiate their own salaries and earn fair wages, which enables them to buy land, health insurance or send their children to school for the first time. Trained by generations of local cultural tradition, the skilled artisans in Rwanda in East Africa craft stylish, high-quality accessories inspired by nature. Each handmade item is tightly woven with all-natural materials such as banana leaf fiber or sisal plants.

$22.00

Kenyan artisans portray praying angels in carved in Kisii stone or stained to a rich red. A beautiful addition to year-round or holiday decor, since each angel is carefully hand carved by rural artisans, each will vary slightly.

Each piece measures approximately 1.75"L x 1"W x 2.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$15.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve these simply sweet bunny rabbits from soft soapstone, dyed with a vibrant red finish and etched details. A matching mother rabbit sculpture is also available.

Sold as a set of two rabbits. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 2.5"L x 1.5"W x 1.5"H (each)

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$58.00

These three little nesting storage baskets, handcrafted in Kenya from the natural fiber of the agave sisalana plant, are dressed up with colorful beads and can be used to store small items throughout the home.

Sizes: [Small] 3"D x 2"T [Medium] 4"D x 4"T [Large] 5"D x 5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$48.00

Artfully elevating single-use plastic bags that would otherwise be discarded, skilled Batonga women add colorful triangles to their baskets made from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Baskets will be similar to the photos shown, but there will be some variation due to the handmade nature of this item.

Measures 14-16"D x 4"T.

About the Artisans:



Famous for their basket weaving skills as well as their geometric designs, the Batonga women in the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau create these baskets by first weaving palm leaves into a characteristic square to begin and then radiating outward to create dramatic patterns.

$18.00

These jolly reindeer are carved from solid soapstone in western Kenya. Nairobi artists hand-dye the surface to a rich red.

Pair with our Soapstone Reindeers for a whimsical holiday display!

Measures 4"T x 2"W although sizes are not exact and can vary (does not include candle).

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$44.00

Artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana weave this colorful checkered tote from thick, tough elephant grass that has been dyed a vibrant strawberry red. Bolga baskets can be easily wet down and reshaped, and can be used and enjoyed for years on end.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 10"L x 5.5"W x 9"H (15" including handles)

Crafted from: Elephant grass

Made in: Ghana

Care: Bolga baskets can be rinsed and reshaped as needed. Visit our Care & Shaping instructions to learn more.

$14.50

Kenyan artisans hand carve these simply sweet bunny rabbits from soft soapstone, dyed with a vibrant red finish and etched details.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 2.25"W x 2.75"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$44.00

These striking striped baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. Each basket includes accent bands of red-dyed grass.

The all-natural baskets are very durable and can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, slight variation may occur.

Approximate Sizes:
Small: 10"H x 10"D
Medium: 12"H x 12"D
Large: 13"H x 13"D

Crafted from: Milulu grass, natural dye

Made in: Tanzania

About the Artisans:


Home of the Hehe people, the city of Iringa is situated 300 miles from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south. Iringa is famous for its woven baskets made from local reeds. The baskets are an important source of income for the 100,000 population town and are used across Tanzania and exported worldwide.


$42.00

Empowering women in East Africa through entrepreneurship, The Leakey Collection is also providing support to help their female Maasai neighbors build businesses benefiting their families, beginning with a high-yield, low-impact dairy cattle program.

This Women-Owned Multi-Strand Necklace combines 16 Zulugrass strands in vivid shades of red and fuschia. Each necklace features beautiful fallen acacia wood beads and is strung on a black satin cord that can be adjusted to lengthen or shorten the necklace's drape. The necklace can be adjusted to a total length of 33" and has a matching Multi-Strand Bracelet. Zulugrass strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads, dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

$26.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve this whimsical toadstool mushroom box from soft natural soapstone. Then, they add a removable red-and-spotted lid, with a small notch carved for securing the lid when closed.  Perfect for hiding fairy treasure!

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item made from natural stone, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"D x 4"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

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