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Holiday Decor

Fair trade holiday decor, handmade by artisans in Africa.

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$18.00

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.

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

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.

$18.00

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.

Size: [Small] 4"L x 4"W x 13.5"T; [Large] 5"L x 5"W x 16"T but since these are handcrafted items, size may vary slightly. Sold singly.

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

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

Sold in sets of Lion & Zebra, Elephant & Giraffe, Rhino & Cheetah.

Add a touch of Africa to your holiday season with these unique holiday ornaments!

Size: Around 2.5"L. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

$32.00

This two-piece candleholder, handcrafted with Kenyan soapstone that has been dyed to vibrant red, 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.

$32.00

This two-piece candleholder, handcrafted with Kenyan soapstone that has been dyed to a cheerful green, 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.

$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.

$22.00

Africa's iconic acacia tree is handcrafted in an all-natural banana fiber sculpture. Malleable branches are perfect for hanging ornaments or jewelry.

The tree is freestanding. Size: 7"T x 12"D. 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. 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.

$28.00

These all-natural sculptures have six main branches that you can use to hang jewelry or ornaments. The branches are semi-bendable and allow you to style the tree as you see fit.

Handcrafted entirely from banana leaves and fibers, the trees are long-lasting and add an organic beauty to your home.

Trees measure 12" and 18" tall; size may vary slightly.

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.

$58.00

These modern African sculptures portray the incredible width of the baobab trunk and its many top branches.

Handmade in Kenya using metallic wire by the talented artisan Wanduta, each tree has malleable branches so that you can adjust the its final form.

Small measures 10"T. Large measures 19"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

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.

$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

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.

$18.00

These colorful, mini sculptures are carved by Kenyan artisans from soft Kisii soapstone, then dyed with bright red, non-toxic dyes. Etched flowers add a whimsical touch.

Measures 1"T x 0.75"W. 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.

$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.

$54.00

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.

$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.

$44.00

Handmade in Zimbabwe, this beautiful piece of handmade folk art captures Africa's iconic acacia tree in shiny silver wire. Each branch ends in a loop that can be used to display earrings or ornaments (please ensure bottom is properly weighted if using for display).

Size: 12"D x 16"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

$44.00

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

$20.00

Santa Claus is coming to town! These Santa ornaments are cuddly and soft, thanks to 100% organic cotton yarn. The ornaments are handknit in Kenya by a women's cooperative and feature hanging strings, a pom pom on Santa's hat, and sewn facial features.

Sold in a set of 2. (One to keep and one to give!)

Each ornament measures approximately 4" tall, but variation may occur due to the handmade nature of this item. Made from 100% organic cotton yarn with new acrylic stuffing.

About the Artisans:

"Changing Lives Stitch by Stitch," Kenana Knitters is a knitting cooperative in Njoro, Kenya that employs a community of women in a rural farming area. In addition to supplementing the women's income, sales also fund community action for education and health services. All products are local and crafted from natural, organic materials.

$24.00

These sweet wooden ornaments are hand-carved and stained using jacaranda wood in Western Kenya.

The giraffe and zebra ornaments are hand-painted with fur patterns while the elephants are stained to a rich coffee brown. Each ornament is unique, and due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Size: 2"-3" tall (not including hanging ribbon)

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing 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
$24.00

Add a touch of Africa to your holiday season with these fun holiday ornaments! Donning a bright little Santa hat, these safari animals are hand carved from jacaranda wood and make adorable additions to the holiday tree. Each ornament set is handmade to be beautifully one-of-a-kind.

Handmade in Kenya.

Sold in sets of 2. Choose from Elephant & Giraffe, Lion & Cheetah, Hippo & Rhino or Giraffe & Zebra.

Size: Around 2.5"L. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing 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
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