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Gifts for Men

From African Kente & kitenge neckties to leather bracelets, flavorful African grill sauces & singular art, fair trade gifts for men pile on the panache.

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$22.00

These unique spice bowls are hand-carved by Kamba people living in the bush of Eastern Kenya. The bowls are carved from the African olive wood tree, with special care being taken to retain interesting areas of the wood's grain and natural curvature.

Natural bone inlay adds a touch of Kenyan style. Two matching spoons are included.

Measures 4"L x 2"W x 1.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash for best care.

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.

$14.99

A sip of this rich, fresh, and smooth whole leaf black tea transports you to the lush, jade tea gardens at the foot of Mt Kenya. Grown on small Kenyan farms where no pesticides are ever sprayed on the tea leaves, Mt. Kenya Black Tea carries strong and malty tasting notes hinting of cocoa beans and dried fruit and is highly caffeinated. Sweet and complex on its own but equally superb with a splash of milk and sugar, Mt. Kenya Black is also delicious as an iced tea!

JusTea is dedicated to maintaining the whole tea leaf rather than the normal maceration which destroys much of the leaf’s natural complexities and depth. This allows the tea to be steeped multiple times, retaining the full flavor profile that whole leaf tea offers.

Each 90g tin includes a hand-carved wooden spoon and makes about 40 cups or when re-steeping, 80 cups. A recyclable refill pouch is now also available. Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon of tea per cup of 205°F water for 3 mins.    

See all teas in our African Coffee & Tea Collection.

Tea farmer in Kenya wears a backpack basket full of tea leaves in a field of tea

The Bain family from Canada partnered with the Katah family and the Nandi Hills community in Kenya to establish JusTea®, Kenya’s first-ever, small-scale farmer-owned Artisanal Tea Factory. Fully staffed, managed, and owned by small-scale Kenyan tea farmers, JustTea was granted one of the first tea processing licenses to produce these artisanal, direct-from-farm teas by The Tea Board of Kenya. The tea farm is nestled in the rolling green Nandi Hills where its volcanic soil naturally produces some of the world’s most flavourful tea. This small specialty factory processes a rainbow of teas: Purple, Green, Oolong and Black artisanal teas.

$58.00

This detailed sculpture from Senegal is crafted from recycled beer and soda cans, along with other recycled materials. Includes delightful details, such as moving side mirrors, working wheels, and accessories in the top rack.

A wonderful example of recycled art, this one-of-a-kind sculpture is a must-have for collectors and Land Rover enthusiasts.

Sold individually. Item you will receive will be the one pictured.

Approximate Size: 9"L x 7"T x 4.5"W.

Not recommended for use as a toy.

About the Artisans::

Senegalese artisan Boubacar excels at transforming discarded metal into wildly creative modern art. Boubacar's knack for cleverly highlighting commercial text from aluminum cans makes each of his creations a folk art masterpiece.

$345.00

This dramatic, detailed sculpture of a buffalo head are welded from recycled oil drums and scrap metal in Kenya. The sculptures come to us from a small group of metal artists outside of Nairobi who work exclusively with recycled materials. The sculpture can be displayed inside or outside of the home, with the metal developing a patina with exposure to the elements.

Measures 12" T x 26" W x 13" D. Quantity is extremely limited. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Moses and his small workshop of craftsmen build their own welding machines out of copper coil, tape, steel rod, and a sheet metal housing in order to create these spectacular metal works of art. Moses began his artistic career making furniture, but quickly switched to sculpture after an interested European buyer created a demand for his works abroad.

About Shipping:

Shipping for oil drum sculptures requires a pallet and starts at $200. With freight costs increasing in 2021, we have seen costs as high as $400-$650.

After your purchase, we will work with a freight company to determine the exact shipping cost for the pallet to your location, from our warehouse in Oregon. We will contact you via email about the additional shipping fees.

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

$22.00

JusTea® Trios bring together three delicious flavors of Kenyan tea in one gorgeous gift set! The Purple Tea Trio contains three interlocking tins filled with JusTea's award-winning Purple Jasmine, Purple Rain and Purple Chocolate loose-leaf teas.

Each trio tin includes a hand-carved wild olive wood spoon, information about the small-scale tea production in Kenya, and steeping instructions for each flavor. Unit Size: Each trio contains about 45 cups of loose leaf tea (15 cups per flavor). Avg. 90g

Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon of tea per cup of 205°F water for 3 mins.

JusTea is dedicated to maintaining the whole tea leaf rather than the normal maceration which destroys much of the leaf’s natural complexities and depth. This allows the tea to be steeped multiple times, retaining the full flavor profile that whole leaf tea offers.

See all teas in our African Coffee & Tea Collection.

Tea farmer in Kenya wears a backpack basket full of tea leaves in a field of tea

The Bain family from Canada partnered with the Katah family and the Nandi Hills community in Kenya to establish JusTea®, Kenya’s first-ever, small-scale farmer-owned Artisanal Tea Factory. Fully staffed, managed, and owned by small-scale Kenyan tea farmers, JustTea was granted one of the first tea processing licenses to produce these artisanal, direct-from-farm teas by The Tea Board of Kenya. The tea farm is nestled in the rolling green Nandi Hills where its volcanic soil naturally produces some of the world’s most flavourful tea. This small specialty factory processes a rainbow of teas: Purple, Green, Oolong and Black artisanal teas.

$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.

$58.00

This detailed sculpture from Senegal is crafted from recycled beer and soda cans, along with other recycled materials. Includes delightful details, such as moving side mirrors, working wheels, and accessories in the top rack.

A wonderful example of recycled art, this one-of-a-kind sculpture is a must-have for collectors and Land Rover enthusiasts.

Sold individually. Item you will receive will be the one pictured.

Approximate Size: 9"L x 7"T x 4.5"W.

Not recommended for use as a toy.

About the Artisans::

Senegalese artisan Boubacar excels at transforming discarded metal into wildly creative modern art. Boubacar's knack for cleverly highlighting commercial text from aluminum cans makes each of his creations a folk art masterpiece.

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