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Gifts Under $30

Treat your friends & family to fair trade gifts, handmade by artisans in Africa—all for under $30. Even your budget-friendly gifts can be fair trade!




Slip on this comfy cuff and feel instantly stylish! The cuff bracelet is made from up to 32 hand-sanded, batik-dyed cow bone beads that are attached by 4 pieces of hand-etched wood spacers. Small trade beads add contrast and contribute to a more comfortable fit.

Kenyans artisans collect discarded cow bones from local butcheries and give them new life as beautiful adornments. The cow bone is smooth and the dye is permanent. No animals were harmed in the making of this bracelet.

One size fits most. Measures 2" from top to bottom. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Kenyans love roasted meat, be it beef, chicken or goat, and some Kenyan nomadic societies center life around the ownership of cattle. Kenyan butchers are happy to have eager hands to take useless bones off their hands, so they sell these unexpected craft materials to artisans for a small pittance. Talented Kenyan craftspeople utilize cow bones to create bold adornments that beautifully represent the nation's appreciation for cattle.


Kenyan artisans portray iconic trumpeting African elephants in a simplified sculpture with its trunk raised. Dyed to a rich brown tone and polished to a smooth finish, these sculptures display beautifully alone or in a parade.

Sold singly. Because these are handmade items, each is unique.

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 2"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans: 

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

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