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$38.00

This African nativity scene is handcrafted in rural Kenya using banana fiber and corn husks. The set is presented in a woven banana fiber storage box, which can be presented as a barn.

The nativity scene features the holy family - Mary, Joseph and Jesus - surrounded by a lamb, three wise men offering gifts and three shepherds playing musical instruments.

Figures measure 5"H. Box measures 10.5"L x 7.5"W x 2"H. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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.

$28.00

These all-natural sculptures have six main branches that you can use to hang jewelry or ornaments. The branches are semi-bendable and allow you to style the tree as you see fit.

Handcrafted entirely from banana leaves and fibers, the trees are long-lasting and add an organic beauty to your home.

Trees measure 12" and 18" tall; size may vary slightly.

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. Geoffrey and George head up a group of talented creatives with a penchant for portraying nuances of African life through this sustainable, all-natural medium.

$44.00

Celebrate this holiday season with a non-traditional tree! This 18" tall tree is made entirely of banana fiber and dried banana leaves. With it's many adjustable branches, it's a great place to hang ornaments and can also be used throughout the year as a jewelry holder.

The tree is freestanding. Size: 18" T x 9" stem x 6" thick.

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. Geoffrey and George head up a group of talented creatives with a penchant for portraying nuances of African life through this sustainable, all-natural medium.

$22.00

Our simplified African nativity scene features the holy family, an angel, and a stable animal all hand crafted from banana fiber. The set is presented in a beautiful handcrafted banana fiber storage box which can also be utilized as part of the scene.

Measures 4" x 4" x 2." Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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.

$28.00

These tropical nativities are crafted in rural Kenya using banana leaves, wood, and wire.

Banana palms thrive in East Africa's warm climate, and this nativity scene unites the Christian icon with strong elements of Africa tradition. Measures 10"T x 5"D. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Fair trade.

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.

$22.00

Africa's iconic acacia tree is handcrafted in an all-natural banana fiber sculpture. Malleable branches are perfect for hanging ornaments or jewelry.

The tree is freestanding. Size: 7"T x 12"D. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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. Geoffrey and George head up a group of talented creatives with a penchant for portraying nuances of African life through this sustainable, all-natural medium.

$48.00

Songa Designs International empowers a new generation of women in Rwanda by combining their traditional weaving skills with modern design, using abundant banana fibers to create useful baskets for the home. These all-natural, sustainable baskets can be used for storing fruit and vegetables, serving bread, or organizing toys.

Size: Small 11.5"D x 5.5"T; Large 14"D x 6"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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.

$28.00

This sweet nativity scene, with its single door stable, is handcrafted from banana fiber, wire, corn husk and wood. Featuring Mary, Joseph, the infant Christ, a shepherd and animals, this scene will bright African style to your holiday decorations.

Artisans in Kenya and Uganda use the fiber of banana palm trees to create unique nativity collectibles. Size: [Stable] 4.5"L x 2.25"W x 7"T [Figures] 3-4"T.

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.

$38.00

Banana fiber, wire, and wood are transformed into the holy family, wise men, shepherds and animals, all tucked into a pole-style manger, making this unique nativity set.

Size: 10" L x 4.5" W x 4.5". Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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.

$38.00

Featuring a full cast of nativity observers (Mary, Joseph, the infant Christ, three shepherds and animals, three kings and an angel), this sweet nativity scene fits nicely into its double door stable.

Artisans in Kenya and Uganda use the fiber of banana palm trees to create unique nativity collectibles. Each nativity is completely handmade and fair trade.

Size: [Stable] 5.5"L x 2.75"W x 8"T [Figures] 3-4"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

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.

$58.00

Kenyan artisans expertly weave long strips of palm leaves to create this stylish open top tote bag. Featuring a leather trimmed top and handles, this tote is the perfect on-the-go accessory and roomy enough to carry it all. 

Size: approximately 20"L x 12"W x 12"T (to top of body), 20"T (to top of handles). Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation in size and shape is expected.

About the Artisans:

In Nairobi's Banana Hill suburb, African artisans utilize the fiber of banana palm trees, which grow prolifically in East Africa, to create whimsical gifts for local sale and export. Geoffrey and George head up a group of talented creatives with a penchant for portraying nuances of African life through this sustainable, all-natural medium.

$48.00

Kenyan artisans expertly weave long strips of fiber extracted from banana palm leaves to bring you this down-to-earth open top tote bag. Naturally variegated, this bag includes a handy flat bottom with a leather trimmed top and handles.

The totes are durable and natural: perfect for toting all your fresh market finds. Measures 10"D x 19"T (12"T to top of bag, without handles). Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:


In Nairobi's Banana Hill suburb, African artisans utilize the fiber of banana palm trees, which grow prolifically in East Africa, to create whimsical gifts for local sale and export. Geoffrey and George head up a group of talented creatives with a penchant for portraying nuances of African life through this sustainable, all-natural medium.

$38.00

Housed in its own storage box, this handcrafted rustic scene of the Last Supper is made from banana fiber and wood.

Measures 5.5" L x 2.5 D x 8"H.

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.

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