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$44.00

Handcrafted from sustainably harvested olive wood, this beautiful heart-shaped tray features a cutout heart that doubles as embellishment and for hanging the tray when not in use.

The simple shape of the tray, hand-carved by Kamba people living in the bush of Eastern Kenya, allows for the the dramatic grain of the olive wood tree to shine through.

Measures approximately 12"L x 6"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. For best care, hand wash and occasionally rub with olive oil.

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives with Kamba artists to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, wtih marked improvements being seen both for the individual and the community.

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$12.00

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Ukuva's Chermoula is a mild, fragrant sauce with fascinating North African character. Light and flavored by green chili, coriander and lemon, Chermoula makes both an exquisite marinade and table sauce for game fish, lamb, chicken or goat. The sauce also adds essential flavor to North African salads with bulgar wheat, parsley, tomato and cucumber.

Carefully crafted in small batches, Ukuva iAfrica sauces are presented in glass bottles, adorned with colorful beadwork and a miniature keepsake charm.

Size: 8.12 oz. (240ml)

For authentic African cooking ideas, don't miss Uvuka's collection of recipes!

Producer Profile:

These sauces and spices were developed over the course of a decade by a culinary-minded traveler who recorded his experiences with food in Africa. Today, Ukuva iAfrica sense of Africa in ixi-Xhosa) works with Turqle Trading in South Africa to produce Fair Trade spices and sauces of exceptional quality. Turqle is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and they ensure that producers maintain fair labour and wage practices. 2.5% of the export price of Ukuva products goes to the Fair Trade Trust for education for the employees. The wire and beadwork adornment for each bottle is made by hand at Cape Mental Health Society.

$12.00

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This delicious curry is delicious as a table sauce on grilled or oven-roasted chicken or lamb. Also try it on butternut, sweet potatoes, baked onion and potato, or egg dishes with rice (like Biryani!). TIP: Adding this spiced sauce to a dish provides instant flavor: just add it and heat it – it’s all there!

The area of Cape Town known as Bo-Kaap has a distinctive culture, owing in part to the culture of enslaved Malaysian people, brought to the area in the 18th century. Cape Malay Curry's iconic spice signature showcases this melding of cultures.

Carefully crafted in small batches, Ukuva iAfrica sauces are presented in glass bottles, adorned with colorful beadwork and a miniature keepsake charm.

Size: 8.12 oz. (240ml)

For authentic African cooking ideas, don't miss Uvuka's collection of recipes!

Producer Profile:

These sauces and spices were developed over the course of a decade by a culinary-minded traveler who recorded his experiences with food in Africa. Today, Ukuva iAfrica sense of Africa in ixi-Xhosa) works with Turqle Trading in South Africa to produce Fair Trade spices and sauces of exceptional quality. Turqle is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and they ensure that producers maintain fair labour and wage practices. 2.5% of the export price of Ukuva products goes to the Fair Trade Trust for education for the employees. The wire and beadwork adornment for each bottle is made by hand at Cape Mental Health Society.

$12.00

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An homage to traditional Maghrebi flavor, Ukuva's Harissa Sauce builds depth from pure red peppers and essential North African spices. Use harissa in a tagine with lamb, eggplant and tomatoes, or brush Harissa sauce, olive oil and fresh chili onto chicken before cooking (and serve a little sauce on the side at mealtime).

Carefully crafted in small batches, Ukuva iAfrica sauces are presented in glass bottles, adorned with colorful beadwork and a miniature keepsake charm.

Size: 8.12 oz. (240ml)

For authentic African cooking ideas, don't miss Uvuka's collection of recipes!

Producer Profile:

These sauces and spices were developed over the course of a decade by a culinary-minded traveler who recorded his experiences with food in Africa. Today, Ukuva iAfrica sense of Africa in ixi-Xhosa) works with Turqle Trading in South Africa to produce Fair Trade spices and sauces of exceptional quality. Turqle is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and they ensure that producers maintain fair labour and wage practices. 2.5% of the export price of Ukuva products goes to the Fair Trade Trust for education for the employees. The wire and beadwork adornment for each bottle is made by hand at Cape Mental Health Society.

$40.00

This gorgeous apron is created by Zambia's Tribal Textiles from 100% African-sourced cotton which is painted by hand and stitched. Each apron is composed of 100% cotton and has a fixed neck strap and two waist ties. Wash by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent.

Measures 26"W x 27"T, 36" total height to top of neck band, 27" apron strings. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Tribal Textiles provides sustainable employment, fair pay, training, and a pleasant working environment for more than 100 Zambian men and women.

All the work is done by hand on 100% African-sourced cottonâ including the time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colorsâ yielding exquisite, high quality textiles. Individual designs are hand-painted, drawing inspiration from the stunning wildlife and surroundings at the edge of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. After baking in an industrial oven, the stunning textiles are color-fast and fully washable. The fabric is washed and dried in the Zambian sunshine, ready to be sewn into stunning pillow covers, table runners, bags, and more.

$40.00

This handcrafted apron by Tribal Textiles features an authentic African design depicting circles and traditional emblems on a background of Maasai Rust. The apron comes with neck strap and ties that have double thickness for durability, and it can be washed by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent. Hang to dry.

Measures 34" tall x 27" wide, 44.5" height to top of neckband, each strap 28" long. Design and colors may vary very slightly from image shown due to the handpainted nature of the product.

About the Artisans:

Tribal Textiles provides sustainable employment, fair pay, training, and a pleasant working environment for more than 100 Zambian men and women.

All the work is done by hand on 100% African-sourced cottonâ including the time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colorsâ yielding exquisite, high quality textiles. Individual designs are hand-painted, drawing inspiration from the stunning wildlife and surroundings at the edge of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. After baking in an industrial oven, the stunning textiles are color-fast and fully washable. The fabric is washed and dried in the Zambian sunshine, ready to be sewn into stunning pillow covers, table runners, bags, and more.

$10.50

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Kariba Sunset combines sun-dried tomato, black peppercorns, roasted garlic, red onion, red bell pepper, olives and basil in a fascinating blend that adds salty taste without actually adding salt. Kariba Sunset is excellent with grilled, fried, slow-cooked or pot roasted beef, and on tomato-based salads with Italian cheese, basil and pine nuts. Carefully assembled small batches are presented with beautifully adorned packaging that tells how each spice blend was inspired. Fresh flavor is released with every twist of the grinder and the spices can be used in Uvuka's collection of recipes. 

Size: 1.59 oz.

Producer Profile:

These sauces and spices were developed over the course of a decade by a culinary-minded traveler who recorded his experiences with food in Africa. Today, Ukuva iAfrica sense of Africa in ixi-Xhosa) works with Turqle Trading in South Africa to produce Fair Trade spices and sauces of exceptional quality. Turqle is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and they ensure that producers maintain fair labour and wage practices. 2.5% of the export price of Ukuva products goes to the Fair Trade Trust for education for the employees. The wire and beadwork adornment for each bottle is made by hand at Cape Mental Health Society.

$10.50

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Ukuva's Hot Rocks Garlic & Onion Salt brings flavorful heat to the tabletop through a combination of salt, chili, onion, garlic, ginger, mustard seed, basil, paprika oil and celery. Carefully assembled small batches are presented with beautifully adorned packaging that tells how each spice blend was inspired. Fresh flavor is released with every twist of the grinder and the spices can be used in Uvuka's collection of recipes

Size: 3.17 oz.

Producer Profile:

These sauces and spices were developed over the course of a decade by a culinary-minded traveler who recorded his experiences with food in Africa. Today, Ukuva iAfrica sense of Africa in ixi-Xhosa) works with Turqle Trading in South Africa to produce Fair Trade spices and sauces of exceptional quality. Turqle is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and they ensure that producers maintain fair labour and wage practices. 2.5% of the export price of Ukuva products goes to the Fair Trade Trust for education for the employees. The wire and beadwork adornment for each bottle is made by hand at Cape Mental Health Society.

$10.50

Save 10% when you buy 3-5 spices or sauces with code SPICE3 at checkout.

Save 15% when you buy 6+ spices or sauces with code SPICE6 at checkout.

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Ginger and chili love tomatoes--fresh, cooked, dried, semi-dried...in salads, stews, braises and on sandwiches--and black pepper ties all the flavors together. Mozambique Ginger Chili is a perfect accompaniment to game fish like dorado and barracuda, as well as to beef, pork and chicken. Simply melt some butter into a splash of peanut oil, grind a little Mozambique Ginger and Chili into the mix and baste the fish or meat as it grills. Carefully assembled small batches are presented with beautifully adorned packaging that tells how each spice blend was inspired. Fresh flavor is released with every twist of the grinder and the spices can be used in Uvuka's collection of recipes. 

Size: 1.76 oz.

Producer Profile:

These sauces and spices were developed over the course of a decade by a culinary-minded traveler who recorded his experiences with food in Africa. Today, Ukuva iAfrica sense of Africa in ixi-Xhosa) works with Turqle Trading in South Africa to produce Fair Trade spices and sauces of exceptional quality. Turqle is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and they ensure that producers maintain fair labour and wage practices. 2.5% of the export price of Ukuva products goes to the Fair Trade Trust for education for the employees. The wire and beadwork adornment for each bottle is made by hand at Cape Mental Health Society.

$45.00

This hand-painted table runner by Tribal Textiles depicts giraffes in burnt earth tones. Handcrafted with 100% African-sourced cotton, the table runner is finished with 4 seamed edges. Reverse side is unpainted.

Details and color placement will vary from image shown due to the hand-painted nature of this item.

Measures 68"L x 18"W. Wash by hand or machine in warm water with mild detergent; hang to dry, iron on cotton setting.

About the Artisans:

Tribal Textiles provides sustainable employment, fair pay, training, and a pleasant working environment for more than 100 Zambian men and women.

All the work is done by hand on 100% African-sourced cottonâ including the time-intensive drawing, sewing and painting with natural pigment colorsâ yielding exquisite, high quality textiles. Individual designs are hand-painted, drawing inspiration from the stunning wildlife and surroundings at the edge of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. After baking in an industrial oven, the stunning textiles are color-fast and fully washable. The fabric is washed and dried in the Zambian sunshine, ready to be sewn into stunning pillow covers, table runners, bags, and more.

$48.00

Exquisite in both design and craftsmanship, this reversible table runner is completely handmade, from the locally sourced cotton produced in Ethiopia, to the spinning of the thread, and the weaving of the fabric.

This handcrafted runner is soft to the touch, with a textural quality from the handspun cotton that simply cannot be imitated by factory production.

Runner is made with 100% Ethiopian cotton and measures 13" x 70". Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Sabahar is an Ethiopian company that produces uniquely designed, hand made cotton and silk textiles that are entirely handcrafted from natural fibers grown and processed in Ethiopia.

Kathy Marshall, a Canadian by birth who has lived in Ethiopia over 20 years, founded Sabahar in 2004. Her passion for preserving and celebrating the rich weaving tradition of Ethiopia, combined with her desire to create respectful and ethical work opportunities for marginalized people have laid the foundation for the company.

$36.00

Handcrafted from sustainably harvested olive wood, this beautiful rectangular tray is a wonderful addition to the home.

The simple shape of the tray, hand-carved by Kamba people living in the bush of Eastern Kenya, allows for the the dramatic grain of the olive wood tree to shine through.

Measures approximately 11.75"L x 6.75"W x 0.75"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. For best care, hand wash and occasionally rub with olive oil.

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives with Kamba artists to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, wtih marked improvements being seen both for the individual and the community.

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