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Christmas Ornaments

This year, trim your Christmas tree with unique holiday ornaments from around the globe. Explore our collection of handmade, fair trade Christmas ornaments crafted from natural, traditional and recycled materials by artisans across Africa.


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$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.

$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.

$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.

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

Crafted by Syrian refugee women living in Jordan. The camel is known for its incredible endurance and strength, essential characteristics for surviving the hardship of desert life. For centuries, the camel served as a valuable mode of travel.

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

Crafted from:  cotton thread, woven fabric, wire

Made in: Jordan

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.

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

Crafted by refugees from East Africa, now living in Kenya. This hand-dyed ornament celebrates the revered and beloved African elephant, a creature that is in need of protection, despite being strong, intelligent and resilient.

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

Crafted from:  hand-dyed 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.

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

Crafted by Malian refugees living in Burkina Faso. This star is a shining example of the metalworking skills of Tuareg artisans. For these nomadic pastoralists, who traditionally live in the Sahara Desert, stars in the night sky are navigational tools.

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

Crafted from:  aluminum, leather

Made in: Burkina Faso

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.

$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.

$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.

$38.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

This beautiful set of three completes your holiday decorating with each ornament handcrafted by refugee artisans across Africa. These ornaments represent hope and resiliency and are a symbol of solidarity with the refugee community.

Give a gift that tells a story this holiday season. This set includes:
The Radiant Circle: Crafted by Burundian refugees returning home after decades in exile. Natural grass and recycled food ration bags are transformed into radiant discs that represent new opportunities for artisans as they rebuild their lives in their home country. Made in partnership with Womencraft.
The Blossom of Hope: 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 futures for their children. Made in partnership with Roots.
The Rising Sun: Crafted by Burundian and Congolese refugees living in Rwanda, this sweetgrass basket is handwoven using a time-honoured weaving technique. The design represents the additional strength and persistence needed to rise again after being forced from home. Made in partnership with Indego Africa.

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.

$38.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

This beautiful set of three completes your holiday decorating with each ornament handcrafted by Afghan refugee artisans living in India. These ornaments represent hope and resiliency and are a symbol of solidarity with the refugee community.

Give a gift that tells a story this holiday season. This set includes:
The Eternal Snowflake: This detailed crochet snowflake is emblematic of the winter peaks and mountain passages that define the landscape of Afghanistan. Made in partnership with Archisha.
The Cloud Elephant: In Hindu mythology, Airavata is a spotless white elephant that had the power to create clouds and was believed to guard one of the points of the compass. Made in partnership with Silaiwali.
The Silver Moon: This detailed crochet work takes the shape of a crescent moon which can symbolize progress in life. Made in partnership with Archisha.

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.

$38.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

This beautiful set of three completes your holiday decorating with each ornament handcrafted by refugee artisans across the world. These ornaments represent hope and resiliency and are a symbol of solidarity with the refugee community.

Give a gift that tells a story this holiday season. This set includes:
The Dawn Rooster: Crafted by Afghan refugees living in Pakistan, this ornament is delicately beaded and embroidered. The bright rooster symbolizes the hope that can be found in the dawn of a new day or, for refugees, a new opportunity. Made in partnership with Artisan Links.
The Peaceful Dove: Crafted by Congolese refugees living in Kenya. The skillful freehand carving technique they use is passed from one generation to the next. The Jacaranda wood is locally and sustainably sourced and takes the shape of a dove, symbolizing peace. Made in partnership with Mifuko.
The Charming Songbird: Crafted by Kerenni refugees living in Thailand. Delicate hand-loomed weavings are stitched together to bring this charming songbird to life. Made in partnership with Weave.

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.

$38.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

This beautiful set of three completes your holiday decorating with each ornament handcrafted by Rohingya refugee artisans living in India and Malaysia. These ornaments represent hope and resiliency and are a symbol of solidarity with the refugee community.

Give a gift that tells a story this holiday season. This set includes:
The Dancing Tassel: Crafted by Rohingya refugees living in Malaysia, this graceful tassel symbolizes the perseverance of the Rohingya through the challenging times they have endured and their optimism for a better future ahead. Made in partnership with Earth Heir.
The Shining Halo (2): Crafted by Rohingya refugees living in India, these hand wrapped hoops are emblematic of a halo, a circle of radiant light that is an enduring symbol of enlightenment and divinity. Made in partnership with Lal10.

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.

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

Crafted by Congolese refugees living in Kenya, the skillful freehand carving technique they use is passed from one generation to the next. The Jacaranda wood is locally and sustainably sourced and takes the shape of a dove, symbolizing peace.

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

Size: 3" x 1" x 3/4"

Materials: Jacaranda wood with a metal loop

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.

Photo (c) UNHCR.

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

Crafted by Burundian refugees returning home after decades in exile, natural grass and recycled food ration bags are transformed into radiant discs that represent 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.

Size: 3"

Materials: Grass, grain sacks and cotton thread

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.

A Burundian woman hand-weaves the Radiant Circle ornament. Photo by WomenCraft for MADE51.

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

Crafted by Afghan refugees living in India, this intricately crocheted crescent moon with beaded details represents a new season and progress in life.

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

Size: 3.5" x 3.35"

Materials: Metal wire, silver thread and metallic beads.

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.

Image shows artisans handcrafting Silver Moon ornaments.

Photo (c) UNHCR.

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

Crafted by Armenian refugees from Syria now living in Armenia, this natural wool sheep holds dreams for a bright future. Adorned with a colorful hint of Marash embroidery, these ornaments also pay respect to the resilience and heritage of the Armenian people.

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

Size: 3.25" x 3.15" x 3/4"

Materials: Felt and embroidery.

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.

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

Crafted by refugees from East Africa living in Egypt, this crochet donkey celebrates the importance of steadfast company on difficult journeys. Historically, the donkey has been a traveling companion for those forced to flee.

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

Materials: Yarn

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.

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

Crafted by Rohingya refugees living in Malaysia, this beautiful tassel ornament symbolizes the perseverance of the artisans through challenging times and their optimism for the future.

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

Size: 3" x 2.75"

Materials: Cotton Thread, Zari Thread, and Brass.

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 shown crafting Dancing Tassel ornament.

Photo (c) UNHCR.

$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.

$260.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

This exceptional box of 24 features stunning ornaments which reflect the history, traditions and journeys of refugee artisans. Give a gift that tells a story this holiday season.

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.

$10.00

From her home in Kampala, Uganda, mother-of-three Betty and four other local women craft these sweet zebra ornaments from scraps of striped cotton cloth. Each ornament is stuffed with poly fiber, and has an all-natural hanging loop.

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

Dimensions:  4"L x 2"W x 5.5"H (top of zebra), 8"H (top of loop)

Materials: cotton cloth, fiber fill

Crafted in: Uganda

About the Artisan:

Betty has been producing hand-stitched dolls for 10 years now. Based in Uganda, she was inspired by a friend and set off to start her own production line. Betty now works with four other women in her home in Kampala to create beautiful decor items using kitenge cloth. 

$10.00

From her home in Kampala, Uganda, mother-of-three Betty and four other local women craft these sweet ornaments from scraps of colorful cotton kitenge cloth, a wardrobe staple in East Africa. Each ornament is stuffed with poly fiber, and has an all-natural hanging loop.

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

Dimensions:  3.5"L x 2"W x 7.5"H (top of giraffe), 10.5"H (top of loop)

Materials: cotton cloth, fiber fill

Crafted in: Uganda

About the Artisan:

Betty has been producing hand-stitched dolls for 10 years now. Based in Uganda, she was inspired by a friend and set off to start her own production line. Betty now works with four other women in her home in Kampala to create beautiful decor items using kitenge cloth. 

$24.00

These sweet wooden ornaments are hand-carved from jacaranda wood by artisans in a co-op in Western Kenya. These beautiful zebra ornaments are a classic addition to holiday decor. With a bright red ribbon and a hand painted striped finish, each ornament is handmade to be beautifully one of a kind.

Sold in a set of 6. Each ornament is unique, and due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Dimensions: 3"L x 1"W x 2"H (not including ribbon)

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood, stain, ribbon

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes 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.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$22.00

These darling ornaments are a replica of birds seen around Nairobi. The birds are carved from sustainably sourced wood, then beautifully hand-painted to include facial features and feathers.

Dimensions: 3"L

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood, paint, string

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Paul Njoronge hand-carves and hand-paints over 100 different species of birds native to Africa, and even knows them all by name. Working mainly with jacaranda wood and acrylic paints, Paul and Joyce create art that is special to their hearts to support their growing family.

$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

$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 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 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

$19.00

This swinging bird decoration makes a cheerful addition to the home. A pair of wooden birds with burned details adorn the jacaranda branch seat of the raffia-wrapped wire swing.

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

Dimensions: 5.5"L x 2.5"W x 9"H

Crafted from: Wood, paint, wire, raffia

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Kamau is a talented carver and painter who specializes in bird art.

$10.00

Santa doesn't always travel by reindeer! Kenyan artisans use banana fiber, sisal and paper to craft this adorable giraffe-riding Santa Claus ornament, complete with a red suit and satchel of toys.

Dimensions: 4"L x 2"W x 6.5"T (7.75"L with string)

Crafted from: Banana fiber, paper, sisal, glue

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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

$8.00

Kenyan artisans add sparkle to the holidays with handmade banana fiber and wire angel ornaments, adorned with shiny gold thread robes and sparkling wings.  Often hung in the home to convey blessings, the angels are a symbol of peace and love for all who behold them. Angels will come with assorted items in hand or clasped in prayer.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 2.75"L x 1"W x 8"H (to top of string)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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

$8.00

Kenyan artisans add sparkle to the holidays with handmade banana fiber and wire angel ornaments, adorned with shiny azure blue thread robes and sparkling wings.  Often hung in the home to convey blessings, the angels are a symbol of peace and love for all who behold them. Angels will come with assorted items in hand or clasped in prayer.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 2.75"L x 1"W x 8"H (to top of string)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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

$8.00

Kenyan artisans add sparkle to the holidays with handmade banana fiber and wire angel ornaments, adorned with shiny emerald green thread robes and sparkling wings.  Often hung in the home to convey blessings, the angels are a symbol of peace and love for all who behold them. Angels will come with assorted items in hand or clasped in prayer.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 2.75"L x 1"W x 8"H (to top of string)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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

$9.00

Adorn your tree with this graceful angel, handcrafted from natural banana fiber and sisal, with silvery wings of recycled aluminum! The shine of the recycled wings contrasts beautifully with the rustic, natural fibers.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 6.5"T (9"T to top of string) x 2"W

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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

$8.00

These delicate African ornaments are handmade from natural plant fibers in Kenya. Each angel wears a gown of white sisal strands and floats with wings carved from banana leaves. Often hung in the home to convey blessings, the angels are a symbol of peace and love for all who behold them.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 4.5"T x 3.5"L

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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

$12.00

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

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

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

Crafted from: Banana fiber, sisal, paper, string

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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

$14.00

This playful ornament, portraying a giraffe in lotus pose, is hand-carved from jacaranda wood by Kenyan wood carvers. The attached string makes it easy to hang this unique ornament on the holiday tree or anywhere in the home, office or studio.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 4.5"T x 2.25"L x 1.75"W (7"T to top of string).

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes 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.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$14.00

This playful ornament, portraying a zebra in lotus pose, is hand-carved from jacaranda wood by Kenyan wood carvers. The attached string makes it easy to hang this unique ornament on the holiday tree or anywhere in the home, office or studio.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 4.5"T x 2.25"L x 1.75"W (7"T to top of string).

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes 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.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$10.00

How cute! Wearing a bright little Santa hat, this hand carved jacaranda cheetah makes an adorable addition to the holiday tree. Each cheetah ornament is handmade to be beautifully one-of-a-kind.

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

Dimensions: 2.5"L

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes 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.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$10.00

How cute! Wearing a bright little Santa hat, this hand carved jacaranda giraffe makes an adorable addition to the holiday tree. Each giraffe ornament is handmade to be beautifully one-of-a-kind.

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

Dimensions: 4"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes 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.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$10.00

Add a touch of Africa to your holiday season with these fun elephant ornaments! Donning a bright little Santa hat, these safari animals are hand carved from jacaranda wood and hand-painted. They make adorable additions to the Christmas tree!

Sold individually. Each ornament is unique, and due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 2.5"L

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes 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.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$10.00

How cute! Wearing a bright little Santa hat, this hand carved jacaranda lion makes an adorable addition to the holiday tree. Each lion ornament is handmade to be beautifully one-of-a-kind.

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

Dimensions: 4"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes 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.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$10.00

How cute! Wearing a bright little Santa hat, this hand carved jacaranda rhino makes an adorable addition to the holiday tree. Each rhino ornament is handmade to be beautifully one-of-a-kind.

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

Dimensions: 2.5"L

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes 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.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$10.00

How cute! Wearing a bright little Santa hat, this hand carved jacaranda zebra makes an adorable addition to the holiday tree. Each zebra ornament is handmade to be beautifully one-of-a-kind.

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

Dimensions: 2.5"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes 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.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$14.00

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

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

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

Made in: Rwanda

About the Artisans:

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

$15.00

These beautiful angel ornaments are handcrafted in Zimbabwe and finished using ribbons and colorful beading.

Sold individually. Each measures approximately 4.5"L x 1"W x 6"H.

About the Artisans:

These beautiful ornaments are crafted by a cooperative of women in Zimbabwe called Batsiranai, which means "help each other" in Shona. As mothers of children with disabilities, the women of Batsiranai are overcoming the difficulties of finding employment by banding together to handcraft goods for export.

$12.00

Present a sweet gift in one of these holiday ornaments, made in Kenya, that can double as a tiny gift box or just to hang from a tree. The small beaded hut is crafted from wire and beads, and its removable lid offers a spot to hide sweets or small gifts.

Sold individually. Choose from silver, gold, red, or green. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 2"L x 2"W x 3.5T (to top of hut), 8"T (to top of string)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Using wire and beads, an artisan in Nairobi named Irene hand beads and crafts these adorable ornaments/gift boxes.

$12.00

These beaded flower ornaments will delight your Christmas spirit! Sparkling beads and silver wire blend beautifully in these handcrafted ornaments from Kenya.

Sold individually. Choose from aqua, gold, red, or green. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 3"L x 1"W x 3"T (to top of round), 7"T (to top of string)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We met Wanduta at the Friday Market in Nairobi where his bright designs immediately caught our eye. Wanduta works almost exclusively with recycled pop cans and beads. His work, like his personality, is vibrant and joyful, and is work is 100% eco-friendly. 

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