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Holiday Decor

Fair trade festive holiday decor, handmade by artisans in Africa.

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$34.00

Handcrafted from recycled paper, glue and wire, this charming holiday sculpture features Santa cycling a stack of gifts. Artfully crafted, this brightly colored piece is sustainably sourced and a wonderful addition to the home.

Measures 7"L x 2.5"W x 6.5"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of each sculpture, size and color may vary slightly.

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.

$36.00

Handcrafted from recycled paper, glue and wire, this charming holiday sculpture features Santa rowing a boatful of veggies. Artfully crafted, this brightly colored piece is sustainably sourced and a wonderful addition to the home.

Measures 8"L x 2.5"W x 4.5"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of each sculpture, size and color may vary slightly.

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.

$20.00

Dyed with a rosy red coat and hat, each abstract Santa sculpture is a one-of-a-kind addition to holiday decor, carved with soft soapstone by Kenyan artisans.

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

Approximate Size: 4"H x 3.5"W

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.

$18.00

From his button nose to his rosy red coat and hat, this abstract Santa sculpture is a dear, one-of-a-kind addition to holiday decor, carved with soapstone by Kenyan artisans.

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

Approximate Size: 5"H x 2.5"L x 2.5"W

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.

$12.00

These adorable holiday sculptures are handcrafted from jacaranda wood. Featuring a bright red Santa hat, they make a wonderful gift or addition to holiday decor - on a tablescape or tucked into gifts under the tree.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 4"L x 1.5"W x 3.5"H

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
$12.00

These adorable holiday sculptures are handcrafted from jacaranda wood. Featuring a bright red Santa hat, they make a wonderful gift or addition to holiday decor - on a tablescape or tucked into gifts under the tree.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 4.5"L x 2"W x 3"H

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
$12.00

These adorable holiday sculptures are handcrafted from jacaranda wood. Featuring a bright red Santa hat, they make a wonderful gift or addition to holiday decor - on a tablescape or tucked into gifts under the tree.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 5"L x 1.5"W x 3.5"H

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
$12.00

These adorable holiday sculptures are handcrafted from jacaranda wood. Featuring a bright red Santa hat, they make a wonderful gift or addition to holiday decor - on a tablescape or tucked into gifts under the tree.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 4.5"L x 1.5"W x 4"H

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
$22.00

With meticulous attention to detail, Kenyan artisan Wanduta showcases his beading skills with this whimsical reindeer sculpture with a red nose, blending sparkling beads and silver wire.

Measures 9.5"T x 5.5"L x 4"W but since this is a handcrafted items, size may vary slightly.

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.

$22.00

With meticulous attention to detail, Kenyan artisan Wanduta showcases his beading skills with these whimsical reindeer sculptures blending sparkling beads and silver wire.

Measures 9.5"T x 5.5"L x 4"W but since this is a handcrafted item, size may vary slightly.

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.

$20.00

These modern reindeer are hand-carved from solid soapstone in western Kenya. Nairobi artists hand-dye the surface to a bright, festive red.

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

Approximate Size: 5"T

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.

$32.00

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.

$18.00

Perfect for hanging a Christmas stocking, this handcrafted hook will add the perfect touch to your decor for the holiday season or can be enjoyed all year long!

This fair trade, 9"H hook comes to us from artisans in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. The sale of each hook sustainable incomes for more than 100 home-based craft producers and their families. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Beading is a major industry in South Africa that brings income and independence to women and their families, as well as funding the fight against HIV/AIDS. Many artisans are home-based and work in small groups, having learned intricate beading techniques from previous generations and community friends.

$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.

$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.

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$45.00

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

These whimsical art sculptures are carved by artisans in Kenya using recycled flip flops.

Each sculpture is one-of-a-kind and designs will vary. Small: 6" T x 3"L x 2"W.

These adorable penguin sculptures are a colorful and eco-friendly way to recycle flip flops that would otherwise litter urban Nairobi or sit in landfills. We work directly with a small co-op of Kenyan artisans who collect, clean and transform foam footwear into bold modern safari art sculptures.

About the Artisans:

In Kenya, artisans convert discarded flip flops into one-of-a-kind art. Operating from a small Nairobi workshop, the dedicated group offers employment and creative opportunities while also keeping flip flop foam out of the landfills.

Flip flop artisans in Nairobi workshop

$22.00

These all-natural sculptures are wonderful for displaying jewelry or ornaments. Handcrafted from banana palm leaf fibers, each is distinct and beautifully crafted.

Sold individually, available in two sizes. Small measures 8"L x 8"W x 11"H. Medium measures 8"L x 8"W x 14"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, 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. 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.

$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.

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