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$14.00

This peaceful angel is displayed holding a star atop a wooden base. Using natural materials like banana fiber and raffia allows artisans to earn income with no stress on their environment, and the rustic nature of these handcrafted ornaments adds a distinctive natural touch to holiday decor. Angel will come with assorted items in hand or clasped in prayer.

Dimensions: 6.5"T x 2.5"W

Crafted from: Banana fiber, raffia, wood

Made in: Kenya

$18.00

This reusable shopper is made in Ghana from discarded water sachets. Each designed to zip into its base when not in use, these totes are both practical and eco-friendly. Perfect for on-the-go, these sustainably crafted, durable totes are a must-have!

Due to the handmade nature of these totes and the use of recycled materials, slight variation is expected.

Dimensions:
Unfolded- 16.5" x 12.5" x 6"
Folded- 8.5" x 6" x 1.5"

About the Artisans:

Trashy Bags Africa is a social enterprise making up-cycled eco-friendly products from discarded drinking water sachets that litter the streets of Accra, Ghana. Started in 2007, the organization has collected and recycled over 30 million plastic sachets since then. Each month nearly 200,000 sachets are collected and brought to Trashy Bags Africa, over forty local people are employed to collect, clean and stitch the sachets into durable, eco-friendly accessories. 


    $20.00

    This reusable shopper is made in Ghana from discarded water sachets. Designed to zip neatly into its base when not in use, these totes are both practical and eco-friendly. This style features a colorful patchwork of fabric forming the base, on display when the bag is folded & zipped.

    Due to the handmade nature of these totes and the use of recycled materials, slight variation is expected. Fabric selection varies.

    Dimensions:
    Unfolded- 16.5" x 12.5" x 6"
    Folded- 8.5" x 6" x 1.5"

    About the Artisans:

    Trashy Bags Africa is a social enterprise making up-cycled eco-friendly products from discarded drinking water sachets that litter the streets of Accra, Ghana. Started in 2007, the organization has collected and recycled over 30 million plastic sachets since then. Each month nearly 200,000 sachets are collected and brought to Trashy Bags Africa, over forty local people are employed to collect, clean and stitch the sachets into durable, eco-friendly accessories. 


      $200.00

      Hand carved from tweneboa wood with its beautiful blonde color and subtle grain, this gorgeous accent table or plant stand from Ghana bridges traditional and modern home design. Tweneboa wood is also used extensively for crafting drums. The Ashanti hold native trees in sacred regard, and traditionally entreat a tree's spirit before felling.

      Measures 24"T x 12"D. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur; wood color may vary from screen display.

      As each handcrafted item table is carved from a single piece of wood, filled cracks and variations in grain add to each piece’s integrity and uniqueness.

      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.

      $42.00

      African artisans hand-carve these servers from a single piece of olive wood, and add "twist" to each server. The servers are sanded to a smooth finish, displaying the grain patterns of the olive wood tree.

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

      Approximate Dimensions: 11.5"L x 3.5"W

      Crafted from: olive wood, sanitized salvaged cow bone, and dye

      Care: Hand wash in warm water and occasionally treat with olive oil.

      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

      Ugandan artisans hand stitch this fun ornament from traditional cloth made from the inner bark of the Mutuba tree, then embellish with embroidered pink and natural raffia details. Perfect for the holiday tree or in the home year-round, each ornament includes a loop of raffia for hanging.

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

      Dimensions: 4.5"T x 3"W x .75"D

      Crafted from: Bark cloth, raffia

      Made in: Uganda

      $10.00

      Ugandan artisans hand stitch this fun ornament from traditional cloth made from the inner bark of the Mutuba tree, then embellish with embroidered blue and natural raffia details. Perfect for the holiday tree or in the home year-round, each ornament includes a loop of raffia for hanging.

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

      Dimensions: 4.5"T x 3"W x .75"D

      Crafted from: Bark cloth, raffia

      Made in: Uganda

      $10.00

      Ugandan artisans hand stitch this lovely ornament from traditional cloth made from the inner bark of the Mutuba tree, then embellish with embroidered blue and natural raffia details. Perfect for the holiday tree or in the home year-round, each ornament includes a loop of raffia for hanging.

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

      Dimensions: 3.75"T x 3"W x .75"D

      Crafted from: Bark cloth, raffia

      Made in: Uganda

      $10.00

      Ugandan artisans hand stitch this lovely ornament from traditional cloth made from the inner bark of the Mutuba tree, then embellish with embroidered black and white raffia details. Perfect for the holiday tree or in the home year-round, each ornament includes a loop of raffia for hanging.

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

      Dimensions: 4.5"T x 4.5"W x 1"D

      Crafted from: Bark cloth, raffia

      Made in: Uganda

      $98.00

      This one-of-a-kind shield is hand-carved with geometric lines, creating a unique design in the natural wood. Carved from a single piece of wood with a thick wooden handle on the back, this shield is beautiful mounted on a wall or displayed on a stand.

      One of a kind; you will receive the item shown in photo.Shield measures 12" x 13" x 2" deep.

      Country of Origin: Cameroon
      $98.00

      This one-of-a-kind shield is hand-carved with geometric lines, creating a unique design in the natural wood. Carved from a single piece of wood with a thick wooden handle on the back, this shield is beautiful mounted on a wall or displayed on a stand.

      One of a kind; you will receive the item shown in photo.Shield measures 12" x 11" x 2" deep.

      Country of Origin: Cameroon
      $25.00

      Fun to touch and play with, these colorful cars are handmade using recycled pop cans in Senegal. Each car features fun details such as hood, wheels, and bumper.

      Pop labels and designs will vary. Sold individually. Measures 4.5"L x 2.5"W x 2.5"T.

      About the Artisans:

      Located in the heart of Dakar, Senegal, Malick Mbaye and his partner Jacque produce amazingly creative sculptures using recycled aluminum and tin from coffee, tomato, sardine, pop and beer cans. Their work is praised for its attention to detail and whimsical design.

      $68.00

      Women living in remote areas of rural Kenya earn income by crafting beautifully simple baskets from strand of sisal dyed a class black that can be used for chic storage in any room of the home. Sisal is a natural fiber extracted from an agave plant, so the baskets are coveted for their durability and ability to be re-shaped.

      Sold singly, available in two sizes. We recommend spraying lightly with cold water to reshape baskets.

      Dimensions:
      Small: 14"D x 10"H (to top of basket), 14"H (to top of handles)
      Large: 16"D x 10"H (to top of basket), 14"H (to top of handles)

      Crafted from: Sisal fiber

      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!

      $18.50

      Vanilla Bean has a subtle natural vanilla scent and a formula of Lulu Nilotica body butter infused with Ugandan Vanilla Bean. This organic, Grade A shea butter is produced using nuts from the vitellaria nilotica tree, which grows only in remote East Africa.

      Most shea butter comes from West African shea trees and is sold as a hard solid. East African shea butter is silky and harder to procure, and considered a precious luxury good. Lulu Shea Butter is made from nuts that are collected, cracked, sorted, dried, ground by hand and cold-pressed (avoiding even the slightest trace of chemical contamination).

      Intensely moisturizing, this shea butter is easily absorbed and is known to transform your skin over time. The butter is rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants, and can be used on the face or as an all-over body butter.

      Container holds 100ml (3.3oz) and measures 2"T x 2.25"D.

      About the Artisans:

      Founded in 2000, Lulu Works is a non-profit trust established to provide a source of sustainable income for the women of South Sudan. Comprised of women-owned processing centers, Lulu Works ensures that the profit from the production and sale of Lulu Life products returns to these women. It also provides an incentive to protect the natural shea butter resource.

      Lulu Life Shea ButterVitellaria nilotica tree grows across South Sudan in thick forests and takes 20 years to bear its first fruit. These forests are untouched by chemicals or fertilizers.

      Vitellaria nilotica tree

      Fragrance is provided by natural, essential oils. Vanilla Bean has a subtle natural vanilla scent. See all of the scents available in our Skin Care Collection.

      $52.00

      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.

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

      Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 13"H (size may vary slightly)

      Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

      Made in: Senegal

      $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

      $185.00

      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 amply-sized laundry hamper basket features braided plastic handles and a snug-fitting removable lid.

      Dimensions: 16"L x 16"W x 26-28"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.

      $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.

      $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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      $82.00

      This limited edition of Namji dolls is carefully hand-carved and intricately decorated with white beadwork, a red accent necklace, and additional decoration crafted from cowrie shells, rope, and wooden beads. Facial features are created with metal accents. The doll is hand-carved from jacaranda wood, which is treated with a combination of woodsmoke and staining. Please note that the woodsmoke treatment does impart a lingering campfire scent that will dissipate with time.

      Each Namji doll is similar to the photographs, but may vary slightly due the handmade nature of the item. Size: approx 14-15" tall, 5-6" wide, and 3-4" deep.

      About the Artisans:

      Namji dolls are carved by an artisan

      Originating from the traditional fertility designs of the Dowayo/ Namji ethnic group in northwest Cameroon, these dolls are handcrafted by artisans from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo who are currently living as refugees in Nairobi, Kenya and have a loyal following in shops throughout East Africa.

      $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

      $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.

      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

      $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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      $34.00

      We had kitchen utensils in mind for this basket, but the simple shape and neutral color unite make it useful in any room of the home! Artisans in Senegal handweave these baskets from dried cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic from prayer mats.

      Measures approximately 8"D x 10"T; due to the handwoven nature of this basket, some variation is expected. Fair trade.

      $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.

      $38.00

      This traditionally shaped basket is woven in rural Senegal using local grasses and thin strips of white plastic. The baskets are sturdy and durable, and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth as needed.

      Perfect for simple storage around the home, each basket includes a fitted lid and measures approximately 13"H x 9"D.

      $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.

      $14.50

      These sweet rabbit sculptures are hand-carved from beautiful soapstone in Kenya.

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

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

      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.

      $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

      $48.00

      This basket is woven in Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. The basket's domed lid allows for an impressive amount of storage.

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

      Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 14"H

      Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

      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.

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