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$125.00

Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal hand-weave baskets in the traditional coil weaving method, using natural grass. Interweaving colorful strips of plastic, salvaged from a mat factory in Dakar, the weavers brighten up the baskets and create designs.

Cattails grow abundantly in rural Senegal, making this natural grass a sustainable choice. The Wolof women earn a sustainable income from basket weaving, while enriching homes around the world with modern African craftsmanship.

This hamper basket features inset handles and a flat lid.

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

Dimensions: 14"L x 14"W x 19"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.

$48.00

Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal hand-weave baskets in the traditional coil weaving method, using natural grass. Interweaving colorful strips of plastic, salvaged from a mat factory in Dakar, the weavers brighten up the baskets and create designs.

Cattails grow abundantly in rural Senegal, making this natural grass a sustainable choice. The Wolof women earn a sustainable income from basket weaving, while enriching homes around the world with modern African craftsmanship.

This storage basket features a fitted, flat lid. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

Dimensions: 13"L x 13"W x 8"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$10.00

Nairobi artisans complement the organic shapes of dried gourds, which grow prolifically in Africa, with a beautiful dip-dyed finish.

Because gourds are an organic item, each shape is completely one-of-a-kind, and gourds may feature small blemishes. See images for reference, each will vary.

Sold individually. Size: approximately 3.5" - 4.5"D x 4.5" - 6"T.

$14.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

Crafted by Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. This richly embroidered butterfly is a metaphor for transformation and rebirth, and represents the vibrant culture refugees contribute to their host communities.

Each ornament is individually packaged and ready for gift-giving in a MADE51 box, complete with an artisan story card.

Crafted from:  felt, thread, stuffing

Made in: Lebanon

Note: These products are handmade and there will be slight variations in shape, size, and color.

About the Artisans:

"Refugees have skills and talents that only need a chance to grow and flourish. Within each piece lies a story of history and culture, and the chance for a person who has fled war and persecution to offer something of beauty and style to the world." - Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

MADE51 is a global initiative brought to life by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Each ornament in the MADE51 Holiday Collection tells a story about the cultural heritage of its maker. These beautiful crafts are windows into the diversity and talent of refugee artisans around the world. They fill homes with meaning, as symbols of solidarity, empowerment and hope.

$24.00

"It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world."

Stash cosmetics, art supplies, or other small items in this sweet pouch from South Africa! Beautifully screen printed, fully lined, backed with a coordinating pattern fabric, and finished with a contrasting zipper; showcases the Nelson Mandela quotation, "It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world."

Dimensions: 12.5"L x 1.25"W x 5.5"H

Crafted from: Cloth, zipper

Made in: South Africa

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

 "When a woman rules, streams run uphill."

Beautifully screen printed, fully lined and finished with a contrasting zipper, this charming flat pouch showcases the African proverb, "When a woman rules, streams run uphill." Accent stitching and a button detail complete the pouch.

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

Dimensions: 8"L x 0.5"W x 5.5"H

Crafted from: Cloth, zipper

Made in: South Africa

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.

$10.00

Through the sale of We're Ape About Chimpanzees bracelets, Relate has raised more than $23,000USD to support the Jane Goodall Institute. Each bracelet is handcrafted in South Africa, and includes an informative display card to promote awareness for Chimp Eden.

The goal of the Jane Goodall Institute through South Africa’s chimpanzee sanctuary, Chimp Eden, is to rescue chimpanzees that have been orphaned, survived the bush meat trade, been traded in the illegal pet market, and been rescued from being traumatized for entertainment in circuses, beach resorts and nightclubs. Established in 2006, Chimp Eden is the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa. Situated outside Nelspruit, Chimp Eden is home to chimps that have been misplaced from their natural habitats in Africa. Here they spend their days in semi-wild surroundings, similar to their natural environment. Learn more at www.janegoodall.co.za

Materials: Plastic beads, pewter, elastic

Measures 8". One size fits most.

About the Artisans:

Relate bracelets are handmade and sold to make a difference and change lives. As a 100% not-for-profit social enterprise, the majority of Relate's revenue is donated to credible causes and invested in social initiatives, with a focus on creating opportunities for all involved, at every stage of a project.

$62.00

These handcrafted mudcloth pillows are made in Mali using locally grown, hand-dyed cotton. The contrasting off-white pattern is painted in wax by hand before the cotton is dyed.

The pillows include an insert and features a fold-over back closure. Designs may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this item.

Dimensions:  20"L x 20"W

Crafted from: Cotton, thread, non-toxic dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 African 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.

$56.00

Ghanaian artisans present a modern interpretation of traditional wooden shields made and used by the Bamileke people of Cameroon. Crafted from cedrela wood, these art pieces are styled for display, with the shield and base carved from a single piece of wood.

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

Dimensions:  8.5"L x 3"W x 11"H

Crafted from: Cedrela wood, paint

Made in: Ghana

About the Artisans:

Ghanaian artisan carves furniture from wood

Drawing inspiration from the many beautiful stories from Africa including the continent's artistry and culture, Tekura (a family owned business) makes a range of accent tables, contemporary stools and complementary pieces like bowls, vases, candle holders etc. reflecting true craftsmanship and the spirit of a group of local artisans.

$56.00

Ghanaian artisans present a modern interpretation of traditional wooden shields made and used by the Bamileke people of Cameroon. Crafted from cedrela wood, these art pieces are styled for display, with the shield and base carved from a single piece of wood.

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

Dimensions:  8.5"L x 3"W x 11"H

Crafted from: Cedrela wood, paint

Made in: Ghana

About the Artisans:

Ghanaian artisan carves furniture from wood

Drawing inspiration from the many beautiful stories from Africa including the continent's artistry and culture, Tekura (a family owned business) makes a range of accent tables, contemporary stools and complementary pieces like bowls, vases, candle holders etc. reflecting true craftsmanship and the spirit of a group of local artisans.

$28.00

These useful 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 adorned with white beads. Because these baskets are handcrafted, each will vary slightly.

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

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$34.00

These 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 adorned with white 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.

$24.00

Kamba artisans in Kenya hand carve this beautifully useful wooden cooking spoon from wild olive wood, finished with a creamy white cow bone handle.

To care for this all natural serving utensil, hand wash the spoon in warm water, dry and rub lightly with oil.

Sold singly.

Dimensions: 12"L x 3.5"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, and their community.

$42.00

Perfect for small storage, from remotes to small toys to the bathroom countertop, these modern African baskets are woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic.

Each basket features strips of color and includes a fitted lid with braided pull handle on top.

Dimensions: 8.5"L x 8.5"W x 8.5"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$28.00

Use these decorative baskets to bring texture and useful storage to the tabletop or countertop. Each basket is hand-woven in the coil method by Senegalese craftswomen using natural grasses and strips of plastic.

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

Dimensions:
Small: 12"D
Medium: 13-14"D
Large: 15-16"D

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

$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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$68.00

These versatile baskets are handwoven in rural Senegal using local grasses and salvaged strips of plastic. The baskets are beautifully crafted, durable, and sturdy.

Their simple shape makes them a great catch-all for knitting supplies or any item in your home. Fair trade. Measures approx. 18"L x 10"W x 11"T.

$32.00

Senegalese craftswomen weave cattail stalks with strips of plastic to create these decorative storage baskets.

This basket features a low, wide profile with a fitted lid, ideal for tabletop storage. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 11"L x 11"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattails), plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$36.00

A Zimbabwean metal sculptor named Kelvin crafts these sweet pig sculptures from recycled metal. A fun addition to the yard and garden, each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

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

Dimensions:
Small:  6"L x 3.5"W x 3.5"H
Large:  8"L x 5"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal

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
$52.00

Featured on the cover of HGTV, these these open baskets are woven by Wolof women in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic.

Sturdy and durable, the baskets are often used as waste baskets or for simple storage.

Approximate Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 13"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

$88.00

Zimbabwean stone sculptors hand-carve natural white serpentine stone to create these abstract owl sculptures.

Sold individually. Sizes: Small 6.75"T x 2.75"L x 1.75"W; Medium 8"T x 2.75"L x 1.75"W; Large 9"T x 4"L x 2.25"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item and the nature materials used, some variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Talented sculptors carve beautiful items from serpentine stone. Found in many deposits throughout Zimbabwe, its colors vary from black to brown to green, orange and variegated. Sculptors choose deposits of rock that are hard and therefore very durable.

$42.00

This simple white sisal fruit basket is dressed up with black stripes and short handles. The square bottom gives this useful basket a modern profile. 

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

Dimensions:  10"L x 10"W x 9"H

Crafted from: Sisal fiber, dye

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 womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$68.00

These versatile baskets are handwoven in rural Senegal using local grasses and upcycled strips of plastic. The baskets are beautifully crafted, durable, and sturdy.

The simple, open shape makes this basket a great catch-all for knitting supplies, toys, or other items in your home. Fair trade.

Sold singly. Matching baskets are also available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 18"L x 10"W x 11"H

Crafted from: Plastic strips, cattail stalks

Made in: Senegal

$34.00

Showcasing un-dyed soapstone in this beautiful cup, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish to a smooth finish. Although colors are primarily cream, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a wide variation in color and grain than photos - with veining, and even some brown and pink tones but each will be lovely.

Sold individually. Each measures 3.25"L x 3.25"W x 4.75"H. Size may vary slightly.

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.

$28.00

Slip on this comfy cuff and feel instantly stylish! The cuff bracelet is made from up to 32 hand-sanded, batik-dyed cow bone beads that are attached by 4 pieces of hand-etched wood spacers. Small trade beads add contrast and contribute to a more comfortable fit.

Kenyans artisans collect discarded cow bones from local butcheries and give them new life as beautiful adornments. The cow bone is smooth and the dye is permanent. No animals were harmed in the making of this bracelet.

One size fits most. Measures 2" from top to bottom. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Kenyans love roasted meat, be it beef, chicken or goat, and some Kenyan nomadic societies center life around the ownership of cattle. Kenyan butchers are happy to have eager hands to take useless bones off their hands, so they sell these unexpected craft materials to artisans for a small pittance. Talented Kenyan craftspeople utilize cow bones to create bold adornments that beautifully represent the nation's appreciation for cattle.

$24.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve these sweet trays from wild olive wood, a richly grained and carefully managed hardwood found throughout East Africa. Each apple-shaped tray features a stem with leaf handle.

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

Care instructions: Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with mineral or olive oil before storing.

Dimensions: 
Small: 8.5"L x 5.5"W
Large: 11.5"L x 7.5"W

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives with Kamba artists to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen both for the individual and the community.

$12.00

This bin scoop is carefully handcrafted from beautifully grained wild olive wood by talented Kenyan artisans.

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

Measures: 6.5"L x 3"W x 1.25"T.

Care: hand-wash in warm water, completely dry, and occasionally rub with oil.

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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$16.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve a unique flat serving spoon from richly grained wild olive wood. Great for scooping pie or serving casseroles, each handmade utensil is distinguished by a unique grain pattern.

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

Care instructions: Wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with olive oil before storing.

Dimensions: 13"L x 3"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Wild Olive Wood

Made in: Kenya

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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$10.00

Skilled Kenyan wood carvers showcase the beautiful grain of sustainably-sourced wild olive wood. This uncommon shape allows one to stir into the corners of small pots, so it's perfect for stirring up a batch of homemade hot cocoa.

Sold singly. Because each spoon is hand carved from natural hardwood, each is completely unique.

Dimensions: 8.75"L x 2"W x 0.5"H

Crafted from: Wild Olive Wood

Made in: Kenya

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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$10.00

Skilled Kenyan wood carvers showcase the beautiful grain of sustainably-sourced wild olive wood. This peculiar spoon offers a slanted scoop atop a buttery smooth handle, and is perfect for dropping dollops of homemade whipped cream onto slices of pie.

Sold singly. Because each spoon is hand carved from natural hardwood, each is completely unique.

Dimensions: 8"L x 2.5"W x 0.5"H

Crafted from: Wild Olive Wood

Made in: Kenya

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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$36.00

Styled after the thick stalks of lemongrass, these substantial salad servers are handcrafted by Kenyan artisans.

Servers measures 14"L x 3.25"W x 1"T. Care instructions: Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with mineral or olive oil before storing.

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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

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$12.00

Skilled Kenyan wood carvers showcase the beautiful grain of sustainably-sourced wild olive wood. Each of these useful serving spoons has a loop handle, so they can be easily stored on a hook or peg.

Sold singly. 

Because each spoon is hand carved from natural hardwood, each is completely unique.

Dimensions:  6.5"L x 1.5"W x 0.5"H

Crafted from: Wild Olive Wood

Made in: Kenya

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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$9.00

Kamba artisans in Kenya hand carve this beautifully useful wooden spoon from wild olive wood. The bowl of the spoon is carved as a heart to create a unique accessory that makes a thoughtful and well-loved gift.

Sold singly.

Care instructions: Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with olive oil before storing.

Dimensions: 7"L x 1.25"W

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

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.

$22.00

Handcrafted in Kenya and designed to fit naturally in the hand, this solid olive wood ladle is a beautiful utensil for any chef. Kenyan artisans hand-carve the ladle from wild olive wood, a durable and sustainable tree native to East Africa.

The spoons are carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced olive wood and will last for decades with simple care. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

Dimensions: 12"L x 3.25"W

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives with Kamba artists to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, wtih marked improvements being seen both for the individual and the community.

$74.00

Kenyan wood carvers craft this oval serving bowl from beautifully grained wild olive wood, then add a simple cow bone inlay with etched black lines on each side.

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

Dimensions:  12"L x 6.5"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

Made in: Kenya

To care for this natural serving piece, hand-wash in warm water. Occasionally oiling the wood will ensure years of beauty and usage.

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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$21.00

These small serving trays are hand-carved by Kenyan artisans into the shape of a flower petal. Made from wild olive wood, a richly grained and carefully managed hardwood found throughout East Africa.

Choose from 3 sizes:

Small: 5"L x 4"W x 1"H
Medium: 6"L x 5"W x 1"H
Large: 8.5"L x 7"W x 1.5"H

Care instructions: Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with olive oil before storing.

Made in: Kenya

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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$21.00

Hand carved from sustainably sourced wood in Kenya, our fromage tray is perfect for presenting gourmet cheeses at your next gathering. The handle features a hole for hanging when not in use.

Because this item is handmade from a natural material, variations in grain and coloration are to be expected. For best care, hand wash and occasionally rub with olive oil.

Sold individually.

Approximate Size: 8"L x 4.25"W

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives with Kamba artists to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen both for the individual and the community.

$10.00

Kenyan artisans craft this unique serving spoon from beautifully grained wild olive wood. Styled to resemble the leaves of a pineapple, each spoon adds all-natural beauty to the tabletop.

To care for this all natural serving utensil, hand wash the spoon in warm water, dry and rub lightly with oil.

Sold singly.

Dimensions: 7"L x 1.5"W x 0.5"H

Crafted from: Wild Olive Wood

Made in: Kenya

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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$14.00

Skilled Kenyan wood carvers showcase the beautiful grain of sustainably-sourced wild olive wood. With a neatly contoured scoop, balanced handle and carved banding, this all-natural serving spoon is a lovely addition to the tabletop.

Sold singly. Because each spoon is hand carved from natural hardwood, each is completely unique.

Dimensions: 8"L x 2"W x 0.5"H

Crafted from: Wild Olive Wood

Made in: Kenya

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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$38.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve richly-grained wild olive wood to create salad servers with beautiful natural patterning and coloration. Simple white cow bone handles add the finishing touch to each server.

To care for this all natural serving utensil, hand wash the spoon in warm water, dry and rub lightly with oil.

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

Dimensions: 11"L x 4"W

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

Made in: Kenya

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.

$20.00

Kamba artisans in Kenya hand carve this beautiful and useful wooden serving spoon from wild olive wood. A gorgeous spiral handle makes this piece too pretty to hide away in a drawer.

To care for this all natural serving utensil, hand wash the spoon in warm water, dry and rub lightly with oil.

Sold singly.

Dimensions: 13"L x 3"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

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 their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.


$64.00

These meaningful vases are hand-carved from a single piece of sandalwood and feature a smooth, cut-out heart as the focal point. Designs incorporate both the rough inner bark of the sandalwood tree and smooth, polished sandalwood to give each vase character and to utilize more of the tree's wood.

Fair trade from Mozambique. Sold individually, available in two different sizes. Medium measures 4.5"L x 3"W x 10"H. Large measures 12"H x 3.5"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

GreenArte is a talented and diverse pool of Mozambican wood carvers who specialize in creating figures, boxes, dishes and jewelry from sustainably sourced mpingo, sandalwood, pau ferro and cimbirre. Their focus is on using environmentally-sound materials and furthering artistic advancement in Mozambique.

 
$15.00

The Leakey Collection's goal has always been empowering women in East Africa through work opportunity and now is providing additional entrepreneurship support to help their female Maasai neighbors build businesses through the proceeds of this bracelet. They will begin with a high-yield, low-impact dairy cattle program.

To wear, wrap the 26" Zulugrass strand, made from sustainable, natural grass beads, around your wrist 3-4 times. The richly hued grass is 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.

$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.

$18.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve this whimsical toadstool mushroom from soft natural soapstone. It is then finished with a crackled, rust-colored cap and a textured stem.

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

Dimensions: 3"D x 3"W x 4"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.

$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.

$18.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve this whimsical toadstool mushroom from soft natural soapstone. It is then finished with a dyed red cap with etched spots and and a textured stem.

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

Dimensions: 3"D x 3"W x4"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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