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Christmas Ornaments

Three Sisal and Banana Leaf Dove Ornaments

Swahili Modern


  • These delicate doves are handmade in Kenya using banana fiber and sisal, a sustainable plant that is native to the area. The birds' tails are dyed in a variety of colors and their wings are carved from dried banana leaves.

    Each bird measures 4.5"L x 2.25"W and includes a hanging string.

  • 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.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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