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Holiday Decor

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

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$20.00

A vibrant addition to holiday decor, this stately reindeer sculpture is crafted from recycled aluminum soda cans. Kenyan artisans excel at carefully cutting and working the recycled metal so it can be handled safely.

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

Crafted from: Aluminum, wire

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Kenyan artisans craft these sculptures using recycled aluminum soda cans, creating fair trade, eco-friendly holiday decor.

$20.00

A vibrant addition to holiday decor, this stately reindeer sculpture is crafted from recycled aluminum soda cans. Kenyan artisans excel at carefully cutting and working the recycled metal so it can be handled safely.

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

Crafted from: Aluminum, wire

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Kenyan artisans craft these sculptures using recycled aluminum soda cans, creating fair trade, eco-friendly holiday decor.

$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, 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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$15.00

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; most are black and white with some small accents. Small: 5" T x 2"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

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