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Holiday 2022 Sale

Enjoy 15% all our handcrafted holiday decor, ornaments, nativities, and menorahs through Dec. 12 with code HOLIDAY15.

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$52.00

These unique nativity scenes are hand-carved from jacaranda wood, then finished with a rich brown stain. Mary, Joseph and Jesus sit within a cozy cove, incised around to look like a little thatched hut.

Because this is a handmade item, shape may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3.5"W x 7"H

Crafted from: jacaranda wood, stain

Made in: Rwanda

About the Artisans:

Rwandan artisans hand carve these unique nativity scenes from jacaranda wood.

$24.00

With meticulous attention to detail, a Kenyan artisan named Wanduta showcases his beading skills with these cute Christmas Tree sculptures blending sparkling beads and silver wire.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: [Small] 4"L x 4"W x 13.5"T; [Large] 5"L x 5"W x 16"T

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We met Wanduta at the Friday Market in Nairobi where his bright designs immediately caught our eye. Wanduta works almost exclusively with recycled pop cans and beads. His work, like his personality, is vibrant and joyful, and is work is 100% eco-friendly. 

$24.00

Kenyan artisans craft these beautiful angel holiday sculptures from sisal and banana fiber. With a beaded hanging string in the back, this angel can double as a large Christmas tree ornament.

Dimensions: 5"L x 2.5"W x 10"T

Crafted from: Banana fiber, sisal, paper, string

Made in: Kenya

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.

$30.00

Kenyan artisans craft these beautiful angel holiday sculptures from sisal and banana fiber. With a beaded hanging string in the back, this angel can double as a large Christmas tree ornament.

Dimensions: 5"L x 2.5"W x 11"T

Crafted from: Banana fiber, sisal, paper, string, beads

Made in: Kenya

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.

$10.00

From her home in Kampala, Uganda, mother-of-three Betty and four other local women craft these sweet zebra ornaments from scraps of striped cotton cloth. Each ornament is stuffed with poly fiber, and has an all-natural hanging loop.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

Dimensions:  4"L x 2"W x 5.5"H (top of zebra), 8"H (top of loop)

Materials: cotton cloth, fiber fill

Crafted in: Uganda

About the Artisan:

Betty has been producing hand-stitched dolls for 10 years now. Based in Uganda, she was inspired by a friend and set off to start her own production line. Betty now works with four other women in her home in Kampala to create beautiful decor items using kitenge cloth. 

$22.00

These beautiful angel ornaments are handcrafted in Zimbabwe and finished using ribbons and colorful beading.

Sold individually. Each measures approximately 4.5"L x 1"W x 6"H. Ornaments are assorted, and will vary. 

About the Artisans:

These beautiful ornaments are crafted by a cooperative of women in Zimbabwe called Batsiranai, which means "help each other" in Shona. As mothers of children with disabilities, the women of Batsiranai are overcoming the difficulties of finding employment by banding together to handcraft goods for export.

$22.00

These beautiful angel ornaments are handcrafted in Zimbabwe and finished using ribbons and colorful beading.

Sold individually. Each measures approximately 4.5"L x 1"W x 6"H.

About the Artisans:

These beautiful ornaments are crafted by a cooperative of women in Zimbabwe called Batsiranai, which means "help each other" in Shona. As mothers of children with disabilities, the women of Batsiranai are overcoming the difficulties of finding employment by banding together to handcraft goods for export.

$14.00

These beautiful sisal ornaments are handcrafted by talented Rwandan basket weavers. Shaped like traditional Agaseke giving baskets, each ornament features a removable lid, enabling it to be filled with small gifts or sweet notes!

Sold individually. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 4-5" tall and 2-3" wide, with a 3" string.

Made in: Rwanda

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.

$18.00

These jolly reindeer are carved from solid soapstone in western Kenya. Nairobi artists hand-dye the surface to a rich red.

Pair with our Soapstone Reindeers for a whimsical holiday display!

Measures 4"T x 2"W although sizes are not exact and can vary (does not include candle).

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.

$12.00

These cheerful beaded reindeer will delight your Christmas spirit! Sparkling beads and silver wire blend beautifully in these handcrafted ornaments from Kenya.

Sold individually. Choose from silver, gold, red, or green. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 3.5"L x 2.5"W x 6T (to top of antlers), 8"H (to top of string)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We met Wanduta at the Friday Market in Nairobi where his bright designs immediately caught our eye. Wanduta works almost exclusively with recycled pop cans and beads. His work, like his personality, is vibrant and joyful, and is work is 100% eco-friendly. 

$12.00

Kindle the spirit of the season and bring shine to your tree with these whimsical Christmas tree ornaments. Sparkling beads and silver wire blend beautifully in our handcrafted Christmas tree ornaments from Kenya.

Sold individually. Choose from silver, gold, red, or green. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 2"L x 2"W x 6T (to top of tree), 12"T (to top of string)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We met Wanduta at the Friday Market in Nairobi where his bright designs immediately caught our eye. Wanduta works almost exclusively with recycled pop cans and beads. His work, like his personality, is vibrant and joyful, and is work is 100% eco-friendly. 

$12.00

Present a sweet gift in one of these holiday ornaments, made in Kenya, that can double as a tiny gift box or just to hang from a tree. The small beaded hut is crafted from wire and beads, and its removable lid offers a spot to hide sweets or small gifts.

Sold individually. Choose from silver, gold, red, or green. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 2"L x 2"W x 3.5T (to top of hut), 8"T (to top of string)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Using wire and beads, an artisan in Nairobi named Irene hand beads and crafts these adorable ornaments/gift boxes.

$12.00

These cheerful beaded elephants will delight your Christmas spirit! Sparkling beads and silver wire blend beautifully in these handcrafted ornaments from Kenya.

Sold individually. Choose from silver, gold, red, or green. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 4"L x 2.5"W x 3.5T (to top of trunk), 7.5"T (to top of string)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We met Wanduta at the Friday Market in Nairobi where his bright designs immediately caught our eye. Wanduta works almost exclusively with recycled pop cans and beads. His work, like his personality, is vibrant and joyful, and is work is 100% eco-friendly. 

$58.00

This charming hand beaded wire menorah brings the joy of childhood to Hanukkah celebrations. Depicting nine children holding hands, this menorah adds color and shine to the commemorative candle lighting tradition. The wire can be manipulated to your liking, and a few drops of melted wax into each candle receiver helps hold lit candles in place.

Measures 12"L x 6"W x 8.5"T. Candles not included. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Artisans from African Home: Wadzanai, Victor and George.

Artisans left to right: Wadzanai, Victor and George.

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, African Home is an organization formed with the goal of providing employment for members of historically disadvantaged communities. Many of the craftspeople are refugees from Zimbabwe, and the organization assists with support documents for asylum seekers. Through African Home, talented craftspeople are able to gain collaborative opportunities, international exposure, and support themselves and their families.

$58.00

South African artisans craft this unconventional hand beaded wire menorah in the shape of a bicycle. Adorned with colorful glass beads, this unique menorah brings extra joy to Hanukkah's commemorative candle lighting ceremonies. The wire can be manipulated to your liking, and a few drops of melted wax into each candle receiver helps hold lit candles in place.

Measures 11"L x 4"W x 8"T. Candles not included. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Artisans from African Home: Wadzanai, Victor and George.

Artisans left to right: Wadzanai, Victor and George.

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, African Home is an organization formed with the goal of providing employment for members of historically disadvantaged communities. Many of the craftspeople are refugees from Zimbabwe, and the organization assists with support documents for asylum seekers. Through African Home, talented craftspeople are able to gain collaborative opportunities, international exposure, and support themselves and their families.

$88.00

This unusual hand beaded wire menorah presents a symbolic tree of life with birds and butterflies among its branches. Crafted by artisans in South Africa, this creative menorah adds color and shine to Hanukkah's commemorative candle lighting tradition. The wire can be manipulated to your liking, and a few drops of melted wax into each candle receiver helps hold lit candles in place.

Measures 11"L x 4"W x 11"T. Candles not included. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Artisans from African Home: Wadzanai, Victor and George.

Artisans left to right: Wadzanai, Victor and George.

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, African Home is an organization formed with the goal of providing employment for members of historically disadvantaged communities. Many of the craftspeople are refugees from Zimbabwe, and the organization assists with support documents for asylum seekers. Through African Home, talented craftspeople are able to gain collaborative opportunities, international exposure, and support themselves and their families.

$88.00

This unusual hand beaded wire menorah presents a symbolic tree of life with birds and butterflies among its branches. Crafted by artisans in South Africa, this creative menorah adds color and shine to Hanukkah's commemorative candle lighting tradition. The wire can be manipulated to your liking, and a few drops of melted wax into each candle receiver helps hold lit candles in place.

Measures 11"L x 4"W x 11"T. Candles not included. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Artisans from African Home: Wadzanai, Victor and George.

Artisans left to right: Wadzanai, Victor and George.

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, African Home is an organization formed with the goal of providing employment for members of historically disadvantaged communities. Many of the craftspeople are refugees from Zimbabwe, and the organization assists with support documents for asylum seekers. Through African Home, talented craftspeople are able to gain collaborative opportunities, international exposure, and support themselves and their families.

$14.00

Adorned with the greeting for a peaceful sabbath, these unique matchboxes are a meaningful accessory to have on hand when lighting Shabbat candles. Crafted by artisans at a woman-owned metal casting workshop in South Africa, each match box includes a brass top plate over a sliding paperboard box.

Sold singly. Measures 2"L x 1.5"W x 0.75"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, 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.

$18.00

Adorned with the greeting for a peaceful sabbath, these unique matchboxes are a meaningful accessory to have on hand when lighting Shabbat candles. Crafted by artisans at a woman-owned metal casting workshop in South Africa, each match box includes a brass top plate over a sliding paperboard box.

Sold singly. Measures 4.25"L x 2"W x 1.25"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, 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.

$9.00

These handcrafted stoppers are cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. Featuring the Star of David and the ancient protective symbol known as Chamsa (also called Hamsa), these bottle stoppers are perfect to adorn a kosher bottle of wine during Passover and Hanukkah meals.

The stoppers come to us from an eco-friendly, brass casting company in South Africa known for excellent quality control and a very personal touch.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Care: Hand wash in warm water.

Approximate Size:
Chamsa stopper: 1.25"L x 1"W x 3"T;
Star of David stopper: 1"L x 1"W x 2"T.
Each sits atop a standard cork.

Made in: South Africa

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.

$24.00

This two-piece candleholder, handcrafted with natural white Kenyan soapstone, features a removable top. When a tealight candle is placed within the holder base, soft light spills through the holes in the removable globe cover.

Measures 3.5"D x 4"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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.

$22.00

Kenyan artisans portray praying angels in soft, pale white Kisii stone or stained to a rich red. A beautiful addition to year-round or holiday decor, since each angel is carefully hand carved by rural artisans, each will vary slightly.

Measures 1.75"L x 1"W x 2.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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.

$110.00

This beautiful rendition of the holy birth is handcrafted with carved and polished serpentine stone. Jesus, Mary, Joseph, a shepherd, angel and animals are affixed within a recycled metal stable with star and tree accents.

Size: 7"L x 3.5"W x 7"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu works with springstone, which is a prized dark stone that polishes to a high shine because of its density. Most springstone is sustainably sourced and is mined on communal lands for the purpose of sculpting.

Zimbabwe Sculpture Springstone
$54.00

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu carves and polishes springstone to create a beautifully simple nativity scene with Joseph, Mary and Jesus.

Size: [Baby] 1.75"D [Mary] 6.5"T [Joseph] 7.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

About the Artisans:

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu works with springstone, which is a prized dark stone that polishes to a high shine because of its density. Most springstone is sustainably sourced and is mined on communal lands for the purpose of sculpting.

  Zimbabwe Sculpture Springstone
$88.00

This nativity scene is hand carved in Burkina Faso from beautiful kola wood. The set includes Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, a shepherd and two animals.

Sold as a set. Standing figure measures 2"L x 2"W x 7"H, kneeling figures 3"L x 1.5"W x 5.5"H, animals 4"L x 1"W x 1.5"H and Baby Jesus 3"L x 1.25"W x 1.5"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Artisans in Burkina Faso handcraft these beautiful wooden nativity scenes.

$24.00

This serene sculpture, carved from African soapstone, is a beautiful portrayal of Joseph, Mary, and the Christ child.

Size: 2.5"L x 2"W x 6.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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.

$62.00

This soapstone nativity set is created by Kenyan artisans by carving a natural creamy white soft African soapstone. Available in two sizes, they include 12 figures.

Small: Figures range up to 4" tall; Large: Figures range up to 6" tall. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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.

$56.00

This African tabletop nativity scene is handcrafted in Zambia by artisan Chrispen. The scene is created from paper mache that is then colorfully painted by hand. Features 5 pieces - Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and 2 lambs.

About the Artisan:

Chrispen is a creative Zambian artist who specializes in creative village scenes in papier-mâché. He crafts the scenes from wire, then layers recycled paper to achieve the final shape of the figure, before hand-painting each sculpture vibrant colors and patterns.

$38.00

Artisans in Kenya and Uganda use the fiber of banana palm trees to create this all-natural, African nativity scene.

The star-topped box transforms into a stable for Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. Surrounding the holy family are three wise men bearing gifts, a lamb, and three shepherds playing musical instruments are also represented. Ten figures in total are included, each an impressively handcrafted sculpture.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Dimensions: 5.25"L x 3"W x 8"H

Crafted from: Banana fiber, wire, wood, fabric

Made in: Kenya and Uganda

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

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.

A perfect gift for nativity collectors, each nativity scene offers a rustic touch of African creativity to holiday decor.

Dimensions:
Figure: 5"H
Box: 10.5"L x 7.5"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Banana fiber, wire, sisal

Made in: Kenya

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

This sweet nativity scene is handcrafted from banana palm leaf fiber, wire, corn husk, sisal and wood. Featuring Mary, Joseph, the infant Christ, three kings, three shepherds and animals, the scene fits nicely into its domed stable with a hinged door.

Measures 7"L x 3"W (8"W open) x 5.5"T. 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.

$34.00

This three-piece nativity scene portrays holy family in beautiful hand carved aromatic African sandalwood with the Christ child figure carved in contrasting white bone. This piece of handcrafted art makes a beautiful gift during the holidays for someone or for your holiday decor.

Size: [Mary & Joseph] 1.5"L x 0.5"W x 4"T; [Baby Jesus] 2"L x 1"W x 0.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Biju is a wood carving artist from Mozambique who brings beautiful art to life with aromatic African sandalwood.

$48.00

This beautiful piece of art is created by Kenyan artisans who carve soft African soapstone. Available in two sizes, our nativity coves tuck the holy family, three kings, shepherds and three animals beneath a small archway. The soft contrast between natural soapstone and dyed gray stone gives the piece a lovely serenity.

Size: Small: 3.75"L x 1.25"W x 3.75"T; Large: 4.75"L x 1.75"W x 4.75"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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.

$24.00

Senegalese artisans fashion these richly detailed ornaments from wire and fabric. Each figure is outfitted in a vibrant costume stitched from local wax cloth with embroidered details, and each holds a small pillow to present a beaded gift. The ornaments feature both a wire frame for standing upright and a loop for hanging on the Christmas tree.

Sold individually. Each ornament vary slightly due to its handmade nature; choose from three colorways. No two are exactly the same.

Approximate Size: 6"T x 4"W (not including hanging string)

Made in: Senegal

About the Artisans:

These beautiful King ornaments are made from wax cloth by a Senegalese tailor named Abdoulaye. He works with his two brothers in a popular market in the center of Dakar.

$78.00

This nativity scene is hand carved in Burkina Faso from lightweight balsa wood, and finished with hand painted details. The set includes Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, a shepherd, three wise men and five animals.

Sold as a set. Animals measure approximately 2-3"T, figures approximately 3-5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Artisans in Burkina Faso handcraft these intricate balsa wood nativity scenes.

$68.00

This nativity scene is hand carved in Burkina Faso from lightweight balsa wood, and details are artfully burned into each piece. The set includes Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, three wise men and five animals.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

Dimensions: 3.5-5"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood, stain

Made in: Burkina Faso

About the Artisans:

Artisans in Burkina Faso handcraft these intricate balsa wood nativity scenes.

$10.00

African artisans hand-carve this classic ark ornament from sustainably harvested jacaranda wood.

A beautiful addition to your Christmas tree, this ornament is stained to a rich brown and finished with a red ribbon for hanging.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 3"L x 2"W x 2.5"T

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$10.00

How cute! Wearing a bright little Santa hat, this hand carved jacaranda giraffe makes an adorable addition to the holiday tree. Each giraffe ornament is handmade to be beautifully one-of-a-kind.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

Dimensions: 4"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$10.00

Add a touch of Africa to your holiday season with these fun elephant ornaments! Donning a bright little Santa hat, these safari animals are hand carved from jacaranda wood and hand-painted. They make adorable additions to the Christmas tree!

Sold individually. Each ornament is unique, and due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 2.5"L

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$14.00

These beautiful sisal ornaments are handcrafted by talented Rwandan basket weavers. Shaped like traditional Agaseke giving baskets, each ornament features a removable lid, enabling it to be filled with small gifts or sweet notes!

Sold individually. Woven patterns are assorted.

Approximate Size: 4-5" tall and 2-3" wide, with a 3" string.

Made in: Rwanda

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.

$24.00

These adorable small woven basket ornaments are handcrafted in Kenya from the fiber of the agave sisalana plant. Beautifully adorned with colorful beads and a beaded string, each basket makes a colorful addition to the holiday tree—either on its own, or stuffed with tiny gifts or mini candy canes!

Sold in sets of four. Choose from green, red, purple, white, or teal. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 1.25"L x 1.25"W x 1.75"H (6-8"H with string)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Using sisal and beads, artisans in Kenya handcraft these beautiful basket ornaments.

$14.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

Crafted by internally displaced women living in a camp in a remote area of South Sudan, this intricate glass beading represents the blossoming of hope for brighter future for their children.

Each ornament is individually packaged and ready for gift-giving in a MADE51 box, complete with an artisan story card.

Size: 2.5"

Materials: Glass beads and wire

Note: These products are handmade and there will be slight variations in shape, size, and color.

About the Artisans:

"Refugees have skills and talents that only need a chance to grow and flourish. Within each piece lies a story of history and culture, and the chance for a person who has fled war and persecution to offer something of beauty and style to the world." - Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

MADE51 is a global initiative brought to life by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Each ornament in the MADE51 Holiday Collection tells a story about the cultural heritage of its maker. These beautiful crafts are windows into the diversity and talent of refugee artisans around the world. They fill homes with meaning, as symbols of solidarity, empowerment and hope.

$14.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

Crafted by Burundian refugees returning home after decades in exile, natural grass and recycled food ration bags are transformed into radiant discs that represent new opportunities for artisans as they rebuild their lives in their home country.

Each ornament is individually packaged and ready for gift-giving in a MADE51 box, complete with an artisan story card.

Size: 3"

Materials: Grass, grain sacks and cotton thread

Note: These products are handmade and there will be slight variations in shape, size, and color.

About the Artisans:

"Refugees have skills and talents that only need a chance to grow and flourish. Within each piece lies a story of history and culture, and the chance for a person who has fled war and persecution to offer something of beauty and style to the world." - Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

MADE51 is a global initiative brought to life by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Each ornament in the MADE51 Holiday Collection tells a story about the cultural heritage of its maker. These beautiful crafts are windows into the diversity and talent of refugee artisans around the world. They fill homes with meaning, as symbols of solidarity, empowerment and hope.

A Burundian woman hand-weaves the Radiant Circle ornament. Photo by WomenCraft for MADE51.

$14.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

Handcrafted by Malian refugees living in Burkina Faso, this star is a shining example of traditional metalworking skills and designs that are passed from one Tuareg artisan to the next.

Each ornament is individually packaged and ready for gift-giving in a MADE51 box, complete with an artisan story card.

Size: Star is 3" x 3", Tassel Length is 1.5"

Materials: Aluminum and Leather

Note: These products are handmade and there will be slight variations in shape, size, and color.

About the Artisans:

"Refugees have skills and talents that only need a chance to grow and flourish. Within each piece lies a story of history and culture, and the chance for a person who has fled war and persecution to offer something of beauty and style to the world." - Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

MADE51 is a global initiative brought to life by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Each ornament in the MADE51 Holiday Collection tells a story about the cultural heritage of its maker. These beautiful crafts are windows into the diversity and talent of refugee artisans around the world. They fill homes with meaning, as symbols of solidarity, empowerment and hope.

Shooting Star ornament is crafted in Burkina Faso by Malian refugees.

Shooting Star ornament is crafted in Burkina Faso by Malian refugees. Photo (c) UNHCR.

$14.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

Crafted by Syrian refugee women living in Turkey, this colorful cotton bird is an homage to the national bird of Syria, the Northern Bald Ibis. The bird has symbolized brilliance and splendor since the times of Ancient Egypt, and is now critically endangered.

Each ornament is individually packaged and ready for gift-giving in a MADE51 box, complete with an artisan story card.

Size: approximately 2.4"

Materials: Linen, thread, glass beads & cotton padding.

Note: These products are handmade and there will be slight variations in shape, size, and color.

About the Artisans:

"Refugees have skills and talents that only need a chance to grow and flourish. Within each piece lies a story of history and culture, and the chance for a person who has fled war and persecution to offer something of beauty and style to the world." - Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

MADE51 is a global initiative brought to life by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Each ornament in the MADE51 Holiday Collection tells a story about the cultural heritage of its maker. These beautiful crafts are windows into the diversity and talent of refugee artisans around the world. They fill homes with meaning, as symbols of solidarity, empowerment and hope.

Artisan shown holding Brave Ibis ornaments.

Photo (c) UNHCR.

$14.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

Crafted by Karenni refugees living in Thailand, this sweet songbird ornament is created by stitching together hand-loomed weavings of fabric to give a voice to the craft of the artisans.

Each ornament is individually packaged and ready for gift-giving in a MADE51 box, complete with an artisan story card.

Size: 2.15" x 3" x 1.4"

Materials: Handwoven fabric, felt, thread and faux leather.

Note: These products are handmade and there will be slight variations in shape, size, and color.

About the Artisans:

"Refugees have skills and talents that only need a chance to grow and flourish. Within each piece lies a story of history and culture, and the chance for a person who has fled war and persecution to offer something of beauty and style to the world." - Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

MADE51 is a global initiative brought to life by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Each ornament in the MADE51 Holiday Collection tells a story about the cultural heritage of its maker. These beautiful crafts are windows into the diversity and talent of refugee artisans around the world. They fill homes with meaning, as symbols of solidarity, empowerment and hope.

Artisans craft Charming Songbird ornaments.

Photo (c) UNHCR.

$14.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

Crafted by Afghan refugees living in Malaysia, this colorful ram is inspired by the Urial, a wild sheep that is native to the artisans' homeland of Afghanistan.

Each ornament is individually packaged and ready for gift-giving in a MADE51 box, complete with an artisan story card.

Materials: Cotton

Note: These products are handmade and there will be slight variations in shape, size, and color.

About the Artisans:

"Refugees have skills and talents that only need a chance to grow and flourish. Within each piece lies a story of history and culture, and the chance for a person who has fled war and persecution to offer something of beauty and style to the world." - Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

MADE51 is a global initiative brought to life by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Each ornament in the MADE51 Holiday Collection tells a story about the cultural heritage of its maker. These beautiful crafts are windows into the diversity and talent of refugee artisans around the world. They fill homes with meaning, as symbols of solidarity, empowerment and hope.

$14.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

Crafted by Afghan refugees living in India, this intricately crocheted crescent moon with beaded details represents a new season and progress in life.

Each ornament is individually packaged and ready for gift-giving in a MADE51 box, complete with an artisan story card.

Size: 3.5" x 3.35"

Materials: Metal wire, silver thread and metallic beads.

Note: These products are handmade and there will be slight variations in shape, size, and color.

About the Artisans:

"Refugees have skills and talents that only need a chance to grow and flourish. Within each piece lies a story of history and culture, and the chance for a person who has fled war and persecution to offer something of beauty and style to the world." - Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

MADE51 is a global initiative brought to life by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Each ornament in the MADE51 Holiday Collection tells a story about the cultural heritage of its maker. These beautiful crafts are windows into the diversity and talent of refugee artisans around the world. They fill homes with meaning, as symbols of solidarity, empowerment and hope.

Image shows artisans handcrafting Silver Moon ornaments.

Photo (c) UNHCR.

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