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$52.00

Featuring a white band and a unique half & half pattern, this useful bath bin is handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal. It is woven in the coil style by binding dried cattail stalks with plastic strips salvaged from a Dakar mat factory. The combination of natural and synthetic materials beautifully displays modern African artistry.

Measures 13"T x 12"D. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size may vary slightly. 

$125.00

Woven by Wolof craftswomen, these African hampers have a modern look with black, white, and silver plastic strips recycled from prayer mat factories. Designed with durability in mind, each basket features a flat lid and cutout handles.

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.

$14.00

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

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

Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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

$14.00

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

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

Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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

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

Crafted by internally displaced women living in a camp in a remote area of South Sudan, this intricate glass beading represents the blossoming of hope for brighter future for their children.

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

Size: 2.5"

Materials: Glass beads and wire

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.

$18.00

"Being happy is better than being king."

Beautifully screen printed, fully lined and finished with a contrasting zipper, this charming flat pouch showcases the African proverb, "Being happy is better than being king." Accent stitching and a button detail complete the pouch.

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

About the Artisans:

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

$145.00

Wolof women in Senegal craft beautiful nesting storage baskets from cattail stalks and strips of salvaged plastic. Each basket has a flat lid with a braided handle, and cutout handles on each side.

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

Dimensions:  19-20"L x 19-20"W x 20-21"H

Crafted from:  Cattail stalks, plastic strips

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

This traditional basket is handmade in Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic. The basket's unique shape allows for an impressive amount of storage.

Woven by experienced Wolof weavers, the baskets are sturdy and can last for decades. Each basket features cool-toned dots of color (silver, aqua, and blue). Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

Dimensions: 13"L x 13"W x 15"T

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$28.00

This blue kingfisher, featuring a long pointed beak, is handcrafted in Zimbabwe from recycled oil drums with painted accents. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. However, some weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time.

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

Dimensions:
Small: 4"L x 2"W x 3.25"T
Large: 5"L x 3"W x 4.75"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisans:

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

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$39.00

These beautiful, nature-inspired baskets are handcrafted by Ugandan artisans. Artisans build the baskets by hand-coiling vibrantly dyed raffia over banana stalks. This functional and sustainable art can be displayed on the wall with its raffia loop, or put to use on the tabletop or in the garden.

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

Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 3"H

Crafted from: Banana, raffia palm, dye

Made in: Uganda

About the Artisans:

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

$38.00

These handcrafted wallets feature handmade bogolan, or mudcloth fabric, from Mali. The body of the wallet is constructed from soft leather. Interior includes 3 long compartments, 4 slots for credit cards, 2 card slots with clear plastic windows, and a long zippered change compartment.

Choose from the available options for leather and fabric colors.

Fabric design and pattern placement will vary due to the handmade nature of this item; size may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 8"L x 3.75"W

Crafted from: Woven cotton, leather, hardware

Made in: Mali

Sold individually.

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.

$10.00

Kamba artisans in Kenya hand carve this small coffee spoon from wild olive wood, a slow-growing tree with beautifully grained wood. The handle is formed from bleached cow bone, hand carved to resemble the antlers of savanna antelopes like the topi, gazelle and waterbuck.

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

Sold individually.

Dimensions: 6.5"L x 1.5"W

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

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.

$38.00

Pairing lustrous brass with rustic cow horn, Kenyan jewelry artists create this gorgeous set of earrings. Smooth and hammered brass halos dangle from a cow horn ring, creating motion between the contrasting textures.

Earrings measure 2.25"L. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Talented Kenyan artisans take advantage of the natural and recycled materials available to them, including cow bone and horn, to craft amazing jewelry. Bone is sanitized and carved into gorgeous shapes.

$38.00

Talented Kenyan artisans handcraft these stylish earrings from brass and cow bone. Cow bone is a natural material with subtle differences in color and pattern, so slight variations are to be expected.

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

Dimensions:  0.75"W x 2.25"H

Crafted from: Brass

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Talented Kenyan artisans take advantage of the natural and recycled materials available to them, including cow bone and horn, to craft amazing jewelry. Bone is sanitized and carved into gorgeous shapes and added to brass for modern African jewelry.

$12.00

This playful bottle opener is cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. A wonderful gift or addition to your own kitchen, handcrafted and fair trade.

Sold individually. Each measures 4"L x 1.25"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovate brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

$8.00

These handcrafted stoppers are cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. Each heart sits atop a standard sized cork and measures 2"-2.5"H.

Sold individually. Choose from two different styles. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

The stoppers come to us from an eco-friendly, brass casting company in South Africa known for excellent quality control and a very personal touch.

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovate brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

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$38.00

Talented Kenyan artisans handcraft these lustrous earrings from brass. The two distinctive elements at top and bottom are bound together by a central band, so the bottom swings gently. Each earring has a post-and-back ear wire.

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

Dimensions: 0.5"W x 2.25"L

Crafted from: Brass

Made in: Kenya

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

Crafted by Syrian refugee women living in Turkey. The Northern Bald Ibis is the national bird of Syria, representing brilliance and splendor since the times of Ancient Egypt. Critically endangered, only a few of these brave birds can still be found.

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

Crafted from:  metal wire, cotton thread

Made in: Turkey

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.

$88.00

Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

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

Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 12"H (to top of bag), 18"H (to top of handles)

Crafted from: Sisal, dye, leather

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!

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

Crafted by Burundian refugees returning home after decades in exile. Locally sourced sweetgrass is woven to create a beautiful bloom that represents new opportunities for artisans as they rebuild their lives in their home country.Each ornament is individually packaged and ready for gift-giving in a MADE51 box, complete with an artisan story card.

Crafted from:  grass, cotton thread

Made in: Kenya

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.

$68.00

These joyful bronze sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. Dress and scarf details are painted by hand.

Each sculpture beautifully celebrates the bond between mother and child. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 2.5"L x 2.5"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Bronze

Made in: Burkina Faso

$98.00

Using the lost wax method to cast this calming bronze sculpture, artisans in Burkina Faso celebrate a lovely female figure searching for knowledge in a book.

An amazing value compared to similar bronze sculptures sold in the US, this work of African art adds beauty and meaning to any ledge in your home.

Measures 4"L x 4"W x 7.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation will occur.

$44.00

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

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

Sold singly, available in three sizes. Because these baskets are woven by hand, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Small: 10"D x 10"H
Medium: 12"D x 12"H
Large: 13"D x 13"H

Crafted from: Milulu grass, natural dye

Made in: Tanzania

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

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

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

$115.00

Handwoven in the West African nation of Senegal, these outstanding baskets bring incredible artisan craftsmanship and great storage into our living spaces.

Originally created with an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women and the Peace Corps in an effort to improve quality of life in Senegal, the baskets are tightly woven and will last for years to come with little to no maintenance.

Dimensions: 17"L x 17"W x 22"H

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, design placement and shape will vary slightly. See our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more.

$68.00

Malian artisans weave dried twigs and cotton cord into a uniquely African decorative table runner. A bold strip of pattern and natural textures enliven the tabletop.

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

Dimensions: 16"W x 70"L

Crafted from: Dried twigs, cotton, dye

Made in: Mali

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.

$68.00

Malian artisans weave dried twigs and cotton cord into a uniquely African decorative table runner. A bold strip of pattern and natural textures enliven the tabletop.

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

Dimensions: 16"W x 70"L

Crafted from: Dried twigs, cotton, dye

Made in: Mali

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.

$64.00

Within the beautiful adobe workshop and compound at Le Ndomo in Mali, artistic creativity abounds! Artisans handcraft this cotton mudcloth throw pillow using traditional and modern methods, in a bold arrow pattern.  Includes pillow insert. 

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

Dimensions:  18"L x 18"W

Crafted from: Cotton, thread, non-toxic dye

Made in: Mali

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.

$14.00

These adorable baby doll ornaments are handcrafted in Burkina Faso with colorful patterned cloth and wire frames. Complete with a matching headscarf and underpants, handsewn facial features and moveable arms and legs, each ornament is a charming addition to holiday decorating.

Sold individually. These ornaments come in assorted cloth patterns. Each ornament is unique and will delight you with its colorful style.

Approximate Size: 4"L x 1.25"W x 5.5"T (with legs fully extended)

Made in: Burkina Faso

About the Artisans:

Artisans in Burkina Faso craft these ornaments by hand, molding with wire frames, filling out the body, dressing with traditional African cloth, and sewing charming facial features.

$56.00

The graceful lines of a ballerina are captured in bronze by artisans in Burkina Faso. Each ballerina is cast from wax then bronze and hand-painted with a delicate aquamarine to add a beautiful contrast.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur. 

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 5"W x 8"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$24.00

Artisans in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, handcraft these unique tambourines by encasing recycled metal bottle cap zills in a lightweight balsa wood frame. A great gift for music lovers or collectors of world instruments, each tambourine sports a burned design, and is completely one-of-a-kind.

Sold singly in assorted designs. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. This is not a professional instrument.

Dimensions: 6.25"L x 5"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: balsa wood, metal

Made in: Burkina Faso

About the Artisans:

An artisan co-op of young men in Burkina Faso, West Africa, create hand-crafted instruments from gourds and recycled materials including coffee tins. Frequently the artisans are also musicians themselves, and they take great care in producing instruments of exceptional quality and beauty.

$38.00

Handmade in Kenya, these striking earrings are comprised of a solid spear of brass that will add a gleam and a sparkle to your eyes.

Measures 2.75"L.

About the Artisans:

Victor, one of our newest artisans with his workshop and foundry in Nairobi, has a group of designers who handcraft beautiful jewelry using readily available materials such as brass, cow bone, cow horn, etc.

$265.00

Sisters or friends; this sweet sculpture depicts two women walking together. The subtle tilt of a head and the arms wrapped round each other convey the closeness between the women. A small group of talented metal casting artisans in Burkina Faso cast their sculptures from recycled metal using a lost-wax casting process. Each sculpture bears unique characteristics that reveal the handmade nature of its creation. 

Sold singly. Due to the handmade nature of this item, color and shape may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 5.5"W x 2"D x 9"H

Crafted from: Metal

Made in: Burkina Faso

$12.00

Artisans in Kenya utilize dried gourds or calabash, to create this beautiful all natural birdhouse. Preserving the organic shape of each gourd, each birdhouse features a 2" diameter opening, and a leather hanging loop. 

Sold individually. Each measures approximately 4"L x 4"W x 6"H. Due to the organic material, each will vary in shape.

About the Artisans:

Gourds, also called calabash, are a sustainable, organic vessel made from the dried shells of squash or pumpkins. In Kenya, the dried gourds were traditionally used as a bowl for food or for storing water. Today, Kenyan artisans use gourds to craft beautiful works of art.

$32.00

These hand-carved wooden elephant sculptures add the earthy, exotic feel of safari lodge decor to your home. These wall mounts are carved from jacaranda in Kenya using bone as tusks, then dyed to a rich deep brown with a leather hanging strap affixed to the back.

Sold singly. Leather hanging strap affixed to the back. Each mask is handmade, so slight variations will occur. Trunk may be curled differently than pictured.

Dimensions: 6"L x 4"W x 7"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood, dye, bone or plastic (for tusks)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing wood cooperative in Kenya called the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative that consists of both young and old men who practice woodworking and painting in a open-air workshop. This environmentally responsible group takes great care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

$215.00

This beautiful hamper features a cascading blue pattern on a white background, and is ideal for storing blankets and pillows. Handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks. Includes braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures 36"T x 20"W (26" tall without lid).

$180.00

A modern take on classic Senufo washing stools, this stylish piece of African accent furniture can easily serve as a side table or a stool. Hand carved from cedrela wood, each piece features a painted contoured top and natural tapered legs.

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

Dimensions:  20"L x 12.5"W x 17"H

Crafted from: Cedrela wood, stain

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.

$148.00

Hand carved from cedrela wood,a plantation-grown tropical tree that is naturally termite and rot resistant, this unique side table brings modern African style to homes around the world. Artisans in Ghana carve the legs to look like elephant tusks with a top cut from a cross-section of the tree.

Measures 19-20"T x 11"D. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

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About the Artisans:

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, and candle holders. reflecting true craftsmanship and the spirit of a group of local artisans. 


$10.00

Through the sale of Celebrate Elephants bracelets, Relate has raised more than $60,000USD to support Save the Elephants. Each bracelet is handcrafted in South Africa, and includes an informative display card to promote awareness for Elephants Alive.

Save the Elephants SA/Elephants Alive are on a mission to ensure the long-term survival of the African elephant and their habitats, and to promote harmonious co-existence between elephants and man. Elephants Alive works towards achieving a greater understanding of the complex relationships that elephants have with each other and their surroundings, including the people with whom they share their world. If elephants are to survive, we need knowledge and an intimate understanding of their movements and needs. Learn more at elephantsalive.org

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.

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

Crafted by Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, this hand-crocheted star ornament symbolizes dreams and hopes of those displaced from their homes, that can shine as bright as the stars in the sky.

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

Size: pendant 2.5", tassel 2"

Materials: Wool, yarn & wire.

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.

Artisan crafting Celestial Light ornament.

Photo (c) UNHCR.

$28.00

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

Beautifully screen printed, this statement tote bag showcases Nelson Mandela's quotation, "It always seems impossible until it's done."

Size: 13.5"L x 4"W x 15"T (to top of bag), 24"T (to top of handles). Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

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

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

Crafted by Karenni refugees living in Thailand, this sweet songbird ornament is created by stitching together hand-loomed weavings of fabric to give a voice to the craft of the artisans.

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

Size: 2.15" x 3" x 1.4"

Materials: Handwoven fabric, felt, thread and faux leather.

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.

Artisans craft Charming Songbird ornaments.

Photo (c) UNHCR.

$115.00

Featuring a navy checkerboard diamond pattern, these limited edition navy elephant grass Bolga baskets are perfect to hold houseplants or to create beautiful storage. Handwoven out of stiff elephant grass, these eco-conscious and indispensable planter baskets stand the test of time and can also be easily cleaned and re-shaped with water.

 Limited edition, only one remaining available in this style.

B: Measures 19" wide (12" width opening), 13" tall.

$36.00

Perfect for your favorite chef or baker, these indispensable bowls are wonderful for holding spices and ingredients while cooking. The bowls can also double for holding dips or household items. Each bowl is hand-carved from solid olive wood and rests easily in the hand.

The Kamba carvers who craft these bowls travel into the bush in groups for safety and set up a makeshift camp at the site of the felled tree. Together, the carvers sit down and rough in the basic carving for items on their respective orders. Having a variety of items to work on allows the carvers to better utilize the tree. From large items like these bowls down to small pieces like earrings, the carvers hew a collection of beautiful shapes.

 

To care for this natural serving piece, hand-wash in warm water and rub lightly with a coat of olive or food safe mineral oil to ensure years of use.

 

Dimensions:
Large bowl measures 4"D x 2"T
Medium bowl measures 3"D x 1.5"T
Small bowl measures 2.5"D x 1.25"T

Made from: olive wood. 

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.

$24.00

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

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

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$58.00

Kenya artisans hand-carve this beautiful salad bowl from wild olive wood. Sanded to a smooth finish, each food-safe bowl has a unique pattern created by the natural grain of the wood.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash.

Dimensions: 9"D x 3.5"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 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.

$42.00

Perfect for small storage, these modern African baskets are woven using sustainable natural grasses and thin strips of plastic, upcycled from the local Senegalese prayer mat factory.

Each basket features bright, colorful clouds on a white background, topped with a fitted lid with braided pull handle. The sale of the baskets helps support a network of rural Senegalese craftswomen and their families.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, size may vary slightly. Pattern placement will vary.

Dimensions: 8"L x 8"W x 8.5"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattails), plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$18.00

In Zimbabwe, sculptors weld recycled metal to create these lovely sculptures of colorful birds fluttering their wings. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. Handcrafted items may vary slightly.

Choose from Yellow, Blue, or Red.

Each bird measures approximately 5"L x 6"W x 4"T.

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
$88.00

These colorful giraffes crafted from red, yellow, white, green, orange, and blue oil drums will brighten any space you choose! Each sculpture made from recycled metal is finished with varnish to protect against the elements, although weathering is to be expected if exposed over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each one is unique; colors will vary, and size may vary by several inches.

Approximate sizes:

[Extra Small] 24" T x 8"L x 4"W
[Small] 35"T x 8"L x 4"W
[Medium] 42-46"T x 10"L X 6"W

Crafted from: Recycled metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

Extra shipping fees are required for the Large and Extra Large sizes. Please scroll down for more information, and email us at info@swahilimodern.com with any questions.

About Shipping:

Shipping for large sculptures requires a pallet and cost starts at $200. After purchase, we will contact you via email regarding the additional shipping charges.

Shipping from our location in Oregon to the Northeast is most expensive, while shipping to California is least expensive. Shipping includes the cost for using a lift gate. Costs can sometimes be reduced if you can provide a business address.

Multiple sculptures can be shipped on a single pallet, typically costing the same as shipping for a single sculpture on a pallet.

We can provide a shipping quote at any time during the ordering process. Please email us at info@swahilimodern.com with your full shipping address to get started.

Once you have placed your order and agreed to the shipping cost, we will send you a Paypal invoice. The total will subtract any shipping you have already paid during the checkout process.

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
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