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$38.00

These rustic, handcrafted wall hooks greet you with symbolism and beauty. They are made from sturdy metal and hand-carved, textured wood. Each hook offers three pegs for hanging hats, scarves, jewelry, or towels.

Measures 8.5"L x 2.5"W x 8"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Back includes hanging hardware.

GYE NYAME (except for God) a symbol of the omnipotence and supremacy of God.

SANKOFA (go back and get it) a symbol of finding wisdom from the lessons of the past.

DWENNIMMEN (ram's horns) a symbol reminding us that even the strong must be humble.

About the Artisans:

Founded by Andy Koney nearly 20 years ago in his bedroom, today the Ghanian artistic collective known as Yenok employs 40 men and women who are dedicated to creating beautiful furniture and woodworking art, often with a spiritual flair. Yenok's products are recognized for their high quality and custom craftsmanship.

$28.00

These handcrafted holders are made from sturdy metal and hand-carved, textured wood. Featuring a meaningful Adinkra symbol, the holders bring meaning and rustic style to the bathroom.

Measures 8.5"L x 2.5"W x 8"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

GYE NYAME (except for God) a symbol of the omnipotence and supremacy of God.

SANKOFA (go back and get it) a symbol of finding wisdom from the lessons of the past.

DWENNIMMEN (ram's horns) a symbol reminding us that even the strong must be humble.

About the Artisans:

Founded by Andy Koney nearly 20 years ago in his bedroom, today the Ghanian artistic collective known as Yenok employs 40 men and women who are dedicated to creating beautiful furniture and woodworking art, often with a spiritual flair. Yenok's products are recognized for their high quality and custom craftsmanship.

$28.00

Artisans in Kenya and Uganda hand weave natural strips of raffia and banana palm leaves to create these gorgeous decorative baskets. Whether displayed on the wall or put to use on the tabletop, each handmade basket serves beautifully.

Sizes: 12"D x 3.5"T. Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, colors and patterns may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Using fiber from banana palm trees that thrive in East Africa's tropical climate, talented artisans create unique home decor. Sustainable and durable, unique banana fiber items are created to stand the test of time.

$135.00

Artistic creativity abounds within the striking geometric block design of this handcrafted, organic cotton throw. Patterns will be similar to the photo but will vary according to the vision of the artisan who hand-dyed this beautiful mudcloth.

Measures approximately 46"W x 72"L. Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand will include variations in color and texture. Authentic mudcloth is a rustic textile with charming imperfections and an unfinished reverse side (see photos). Hemmed at top and bottom, with raw selvedge on the sides. For best care, hand wash in cool water and air dry.

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$64.00

Artistic creativity abounds within the striking geometric block design of this handcrafted pillow so patterns will be similar to the photo but will vary according to the vision of the artisan who hand-dyed this beautiful mud cloth. Includes a pillow insert.

The pillows are finished on the backside in a foldover enclosure. The cover measures 18"x 18"and insert measures 20" x 20". Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$30.00

Eco-friendly and fair trade, this African bracelet is made by polishing pieces of cow bone and stringing them together on jewelry elastic. Artisans hammer small brass studs into each segment of bone to add visual appeal.

These comfortable bracelets stretch to fit most wrists and measure 2.5"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Joseph operates a small jewelry and accessories workshop in his home in Nairobi's Mathare neighborhood. Together with two talented young men, he crafts beautiful adornments from readily available and iconic Kenyan materials.

$135.00

This beautiful, one-of-a-kind throw is handcrafted in Mali. Cotton mud cloth is dyed an intricate brush stroke design in black and white.

Only one available. Measures approximately 46"W x 72"L. Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

About the Artisans:


Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$42.00

These stylish cream handbags are handwoven from durable sisal in Kenya and feature leather handles and a loop and toggle closure.

You'll feel great carrying this purse and knowing that it is fair trade and crafted with environmentally friendly materials. Sisal grass is very sustainable in Kenya and the purse's cow leather is salvaged from local scraps, then cut and conditioned to an impressive finish.

Measures 8"D x 12"W x 9"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight 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 womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$48.00

These woven baskets are crafted in Senegal using local grasses and thin strips of recycled plastic. Featuring a bright yellow garland, this fair trade basket is a wonderful way to incorporate colorful creative storage into any space.  

Measures 13"D x 15"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, color and size may vary slightly. 

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$18.00

Perfect for hanging a Christmas stocking, this handcrafted hook will add the perfect touch to your decor for the holiday season or can be enjoyed all year long!

This fair trade, 9"H hook comes to us from artisans in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. The sale of each hook sustainable incomes for more than 100 home-based craft producers and their families. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Beading is a major industry in South Africa that brings income and independence to women and their families, as well as funding the fight against HIV/AIDS. Many artisans are home-based and work in small groups, having learned intricate beading techniques from previous generations and community friends.

$38.00

This cushion offers a subtle take on trendy animal print, with a light-toned crackle mimicking elephant hide. Hand-painted by the artisans of Tribal Textiles; made with 100% African-sourced cotton with a back vent closure.

Details and colors will vary slightly from image shown, due to the hand-painted nature of this item.

Pillow cover and included pillow insert measure 18x18. Wash cover by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent, and hang to dry.

About the Artisans:

Tribal Textiles provides sustainable employment, fair pay, training, and a pleasant working environment for more than 100 Zambian men and women.

All the work is done by hand on 100% African-sourced cottonâ including the time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colorsâ yielding exquisite, high quality textiles. Individual designs are hand-painted, drawing inspiration from the stunning wildlife and surroundings at the edge of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. After baking in an industrial oven, the stunning textiles are color-fast and fully washable. The fabric is washed and dried in the Zambian sunshine, ready to be sewn into stunning pillow covers, table runners, bags, and more.

$38.00

On-trend animal print meets bold, African style with this zebra print cushion cover. Hand-painted in high contrast with crackled details by the artisans of Tribal Textiles; made with 100% African-sourced cotton with a back vent closure.

Details and colors will vary slightly from image shown, due to the hand-painted nature of this item.

Pillow cover and included pillow insert measure 18x18. Wash cover by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent, and hang to dry.

About the Artisans:

Tribal Textiles provides sustainable employment, fair pay, training, and a pleasant working environment for more than 100 Zambian men and women.

All the work is done by hand on 100% African-sourced cottonâ including the time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colorsâ yielding exquisite, high quality textiles. Individual designs are hand-painted, drawing inspiration from the stunning wildlife and surroundings at the edge of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. After baking in an industrial oven, the stunning textiles are color-fast and fully washable. The fabric is washed and dried in the Zambian sunshine, ready to be sewn into stunning pillow covers, table runners, bags, and more.

$28.00

Featuring glazed porcelain hearts that are formed and fired in a specially built kiln at The Leakey Collection workshop near the Rift Valley, these sweet earrings hang on sterling silver wires. Handcrafted by Maasai artisans, each pair of these white Heart and Soul earrings has Zulugrass and sterling silver beads added to match.

Measure 1.75"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. 

$22.00

These sleek earrings are handcrafted by Kenyan artisans from pieces of carved cow bone and clay beads with a crackled turquoise finish. Each is a simple, stylish adornment that adds understated African elegance to a variety of wardrobe choices.

Measures 3"L. Due to the handcrafted nature of these earrings, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Joseph operates a small jewelry and accessories workshop in his home in Nairobi's Mathare neighborhood. Together with two talented young men, he crafts beautiful adornments from readily available and iconic Kenyan materials.

$62.00

This large pillow, with its graphic ladder design, features a mudcloth front produced using natural dying methods in Mali, Africa.

The mudcloth is handmade by artisans in Bamako, Mali who grow and weave their own cotton. The designs are hand-painted.

The pillows include an insert and are finished on the backside a foldover enclosure. Measures 20" x 20". Designs may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

The mudcloth is handmade by a collaboration of 195 artisans in Bamako, Mali who grow and weave their own cotton. The designs are hand-painted.

$135.00

This throw features a modern interpretation of black and white zebra stripes. Handcrafted in Mali by artisans at Le Ndomo, from handmade cotton mudcloth.

Measures approximately 46"W x 72"L. Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand will include variations in color and texture. Authentic mudcloth is a rustic textile with charming imperfections and an unfinished reverse side (see photos). Hemmed at top and bottom, with raw selvedge on the sides. For best care, hand wash in cool water and air dry.

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$64.00

Artisans at Le Ndomo in Mali handcraft this bold interpretation of zebra strips in a cotton mudcloth throw pillow. Includes pillow insert.

The pillows are finished on the backside in a foldover enclosure. The cover measures 18"x 18"and insert measures 20" x 20". Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$35.00

Widely used in Senegal, these woven mats are both waterproof and durable.

The mats are produced in a weaving facility in Dakar using long strands of plastic. Each mat is finished with simple string tassels on either end.

The leftover pieces from the mats' production are also used to make our popular hampers, and as a result, our hampers and mingle mats complement each other quite nicely.

Mat measures 48"W x 72"L. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Sospenap is located in Dakar and is one of the largest plastic extruding and weaving factories in Africa. We have worked with Sospenap and their friendly staff since 2010, and their colorful plastics have helped us to further the production of hand-woven hampers and baskets that are crucial to the financial wellbeing of Senegalese women.

$28.00

Hand carved by talented Kenyan wood carvers, this simple pair of slender wooden salad servers showcase the beautiful grain of wild olive wood, contrasted by white cow bone handles etched with a pattern of lines.

Since this is a uniquely handcrafted item, the designs may vary from photos shown. These servers are easy to grip and use, and add beauty to any dish.

Servers measures 10.25"L x 1.75"W. Size may vary slightly. Hand wash.

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of olive wood products, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community. The olive wood tree is sacred to Kenyans and appreciated worldwide for its beautiful grain patterns and durability.

$24.00

This serene sculpture, carved from African soapstone, is a beautiful portrayal of Joseph, Mary, and the Christ child.

Size: 2.5"L x 2"W x 6.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

At the Ndima Crafts' finishing shop in Nairobi's industrial district, roughly a dozen artisans of varied ethnicity bring raw soapstone to life by using non-toxic synthetic dyes under the leadership of Charles Ndibe. Charle's exacting standards of quality and friendly demeanor make him one of Swahili Modern's most reliable vendors.

$58.00

Using strands of natural sisal extracted from agave plants, women living in remote areas of rural Kenya earn income by crafting beautiful baskets that can be used for chic, textural storage in any room of the home. Woven to last, sisal baskets can be reshaped using cold water.

Size: 10"D x 13"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of the item, it may vary slightly.

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!

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$18.00

These delicate African ornaments are handmade from natural plant fibers in Kenya. Each angel wears a gown of white sisal strands and floats with wings carved from banana leaves.

Often hung in the home to convey blessings, the angels are a symbol of peace and love for all who behold them. Each angel measures 4.5"T x 3.5"L.

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.

$135.00

This beautiful one-of-a-kind throw is handcrafted in Mali. Cotton mud cloth is dyed an intricate, triangle striped design in black and white.

Only one available. Measures approximately 46"W x 72"L. Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

About the Artisans:


Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$38.00

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African artisans carve these unique servers from a single piece of olive wood, and add "twist" to each server.

The server handles are made from highly polished and sanitized cow bone that has been etched with African line art. These servers are easy to grip and use, and add rustic beauty to any dish.

Bowl not included. Servers measure 10.5"L x 3.5"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash.

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of olive wood products, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community. The olive wood tree is sacred to Kenyans and appreciated worldwide for its beautiful grain patterns and durability.

$125.00

Often used as laundry hampers, these lovely baskets are woven in Senegal using plastic strips and natural grasses. Each basket includes a fitted, flat lid and cut-out handles. Fair trade.

Measures 19" T x 14" W; exact size will vary due to the handmade nature of this basket.

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$124.00

This large mudcloth blanket is handmade in Mali using locally grown cotton. The cotton is woven into strips of thick canvas, stitched together, and then roll painted with traditional Malian designs.

Measures approximately 46"W x 72"L. Fair trade; due to the handmade nature of this blanket, patterns will vary. Hemmed borders at top and bottom; as typical with authentic mudcloth, the backside is unfinished. For best care, hand wash in cool water and air dry.

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic, and child labor is never used. Mali Chic provides artisans with 50% advances on all orders and pay a fair price for their products.

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$62.00

This large pillow features a mudcloth front produced using natural dying methods in Mali, Africa.

The mudcloth is handmade by artisans in Bamako, Mali who grow and weave their own cotton. The designs are hand-painted.

The pillows include an insert and are finished on the backside a foldover enclosure. Measures 20" x 20". Designs may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

The mudcloth is handmade by a collaboration of 195 artisans in Bamako, Mali who grow and weave their own cotton. The designs are hand-painted. 

$28.00

Eco-friendly and fair trade, this African bracelet, features a combination of chunky cow bone beads, dyed bone discs, and Bakelite beads strung on jewelry elastic.

This comfortable bracelet stretches to fit most wrists and measures 3"D x 1"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Joseph operates a small jewelry and accessories workshop in his home in Nairobi's Mathare neighborhood. Together with two talented young men, he crafts beautiful adornments from readily available and iconic Kenyan materials.

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