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Christmas Ornaments

Pair of Hanging African Gourd Ornaments

Swahili Modern


  • A traditional decoration from Kenya, these hollowed gourds are hand-etched by Nairobi artisans. Twine is inserted through the gourd's top to allow for hanging.

    Designs will vary. Each gourd measures 5"-8"H x 3"-5"W. Fair trade.

  • At the Ndima Crafts' finishing shop in Nairobi’s industrial district, roughly a dozen artisans of varied ethnicity transform raw materials into art under the leadership of Charles Ndibe. Charles' exacting standards of quality and friendly demeanor make him one of Swahili Modern's most reliable vendors.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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