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Kids' Collection

Child-safe handmade African toys and musical instruments are simple in nature and designed to inspire the imagination. Nursery accessories, diaper hampers, and storage baskets are as pleasing to parents as they are to child.

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$18.00

Nurture a love of music with these fair trade, handcrafted percussion instruments from Kenya. Shaking adds the crisp sound of beads against Nile grass stalks or when tilted gently, the rain maker shakers create the sound of falling rain. Each shaker is crafted with a wooden frame and handle dressed up with simple burned geometric designs.

Size: 9"L x 6"T x 0.75"W

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

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with Kenyan artisans who have life-long training in the making of traditional African instruments such as hand drums and spin drums. The artisans craft each instrument from sustainably sourced wood and scraps of goat skin. After each instrument is constructed, Nairobi artists hand-paint the instruments, making each one-of-a-kind.

$15.00

Kenyan artisans handcraft this fun spin drum from leather and wood, then add different hand painted designs to each side to represent day and night. Spinning the drum creates an interesting visual.

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

Dimensions:  12"L x 3.5"W x 1"H

Crafted from:  Leather, wood, string, acrylic paint

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with Kenyan artisans who have life-long training in the making of traditional African instruments such as hand drums and spin drums. The artisans craft each instrument from sustainably sourced wood and scraps of goat skin. After each instrument is constructed, Nairobi artists hand-paint the instruments, making each one-of-a-kind.

$15.00

Kenyan artisans handcraft this fun spin drum from leather and wood, then add a colorful image of a peacock on one side, and peacock feathers on the reverse side. Spinning the drum creates an interesting visual.

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

Dimensions:  12"L x 3.5"W x 1"H

Crafted from:  Leather, wood, string, acrylic paint

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with Kenyan artisans who have life-long training in the making of traditional African instruments such as hand drums and spin drums. The artisans craft each instrument from sustainably sourced wood and scraps of goat skin. After each instrument is constructed, Nairobi artists hand-paint the instruments, making each one-of-a-kind.

$12.00

Kenyan artisans handcraft this fun spin drum from leather and wood, then hand paint colorful butterflies on each side. A sweet gift for little musicians!

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

Dimensions:  10"L x 3.5"W x 0.75"H

Crafted from:  Leather, wood, string, acrylic paint

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with Kenyan artisans who have life-long training in the making of traditional African instruments such as hand drums and spin drums. The artisans craft each instrument from sustainably sourced wood and scraps of goat skin. After each instrument is constructed, Nairobi artists hand-paint the instruments, making each one-of-a-kind.

$12.00

Kenyan artisans handcraft this fun spin drum from leather and wood, then add vibrant hand painted designs of a sweet zebra on one side, and colorful zebra print on the reverse. Spinning the drum creates an interesting visual.

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

Dimensions:  11"L x 3.5"W x 0.75"H

Crafted from:  Leather, wood, string, acrylic paint

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with Kenyan artisans who have life-long training in the making of traditional African instruments such as hand drums and spin drums. The artisans craft each instrument from sustainably sourced wood and scraps of goat skin. After each instrument is constructed, Nairobi artists hand-paint the instruments, making each one-of-a-kind.

$15.00

Kenyan artisans handcraft this fun spin drum from leather and wood, then add vibrant hand painted designs of a sweet zebra on one side, and colorful zebra print on the reverse. Spinning the drum creates an interesting visual.

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

Dimensions:  12"L x 3.5"W x 1"H

Crafted from:  Leather, wood, string, acrylic paint

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with Kenyan artisans who have life-long training in the making of traditional African instruments such as hand drums and spin drums. The artisans craft each instrument from sustainably sourced wood and scraps of goat skin. After each instrument is constructed, Nairobi artists hand-paint the instruments, making each one-of-a-kind.

$12.00

Kenyan artisans handcraft this fun spin drum from leather and wood, then add a colorful hand painted design with dancing musical notes and staffs on each side.

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

Dimensions:  10"L x 3.5"W x 0.75"H

Crafted from:  Leather, wood, string, acrylic paint

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with Kenyan artisans who have life-long training in the making of traditional African instruments such as hand drums and spin drums. The artisans craft each instrument from sustainably sourced wood and scraps of goat skin. After each instrument is constructed, Nairobi artists hand-paint the instruments, making each one-of-a-kind.

$14.00

Kenyan artisans handcraft this fun spin drum from leather and wood, then add hand painted designs of an elephant and giraffe to each side. The design switches from side to side, so spinning the drum creates a fun visual.

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

Dimensions:  12"L x 4.5"W x 0.75"H

Crafted from:  Leather, wood, string, acrylic paint

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with Kenyan artisans who have life-long training in the making of traditional African instruments such as hand drums and spin drums. The artisans craft each instrument from sustainably sourced wood and scraps of goat skin. After each instrument is constructed, Nairobi artists hand-paint the instruments, making each one-of-a-kind.

$10.00

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

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

Dimensions:  3.5"L x 2"W x 7.5"H (top of giraffe), 10.5"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. 

$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. 

$36.00

From her home in Kampala, Uganda, mother-of-three Betty and four other local women craft these precious hanging mobiles from scraps of striped cotton cloth. Each ornament is stuffed with poly fiber, then suspended from a simple wire circlet wrapped with natural fiber.

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

Dimensions:  10"L x 10"W x 18"H

Materials: cotton cloth, fiber fill, wire

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. 

$15.00

Kenyan artisans handcraft this fun spin drum from leather and wood, then add a colorful image of a peacock on one side, and peacock feathers on the reverse side. Spinning the drum creates an interesting visual.

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

Dimensions:  11"L x 3.5"W x 0.75"H

Crafted from:  Leather, wood, string, acrylic paint

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with Kenyan artisans who have life-long training in the making of traditional African instruments such as hand drums and spin drums. The artisans craft each instrument from sustainably sourced wood and scraps of goat skin. After each instrument is constructed, Nairobi artists hand-paint the instruments, making each one-of-a-kind.

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