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Our Favorite Gifts

Choose a gift from this collection of fair trade goods, handmade by artisans in Africa, to delight your gift recipient!


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$25.00

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$24.00

Talented women in rural Rwanda use abundant, natural banana and sisal fibers to weave useful baskets for the home. This basket features a cream-colored sunburst on a field of black and tan. The petite size has many uses—use your basket to hold jewelry, bedside essentials like lip balm, or keys, or use the hanging loop on the back to add it to a wall display.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from banana fiber and sisal.

Approximate Size: 7-8" wide x 2" deep

Made in: Rwanda

About the Artisans:

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.

$64.00

These delicate, colorful hoops will be your new favorite earrings for special occasions. The handcrafted hoop earrings, in 24 karat gold plate, are adorned with gold-plated hishi beads and dainty Swarovski crystals.

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

Approximate Size: 2" hoop

Made in: Mali

$60.00

A popular choice among green shoppers, errand runners, and picnic planners worldwide, this durable shopper, with braided leather handles, is woven from thick, tough elephant grass by artisans in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana.

Dimensions: 16"L x 8"W x 18"H

Crafted from: Elephant grass, dye, leather

Made in: Ghana

$28.00

"If people can learn to hate, they can be taught to love–for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." Beautifully screen printed, this statement tote bag showcases Nelson Mandela's quotation in white text on black.

Size: 13.5"L x 4"W x 15"T (to top of bag), 24"T (to top of handles). Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

At Yda Walt Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa, talented owner/designer Yda Walt and a small team of artisans dream up inspirational products centered on South African life and ethos.

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$32.00

These striking baskets feature a natural cream swirl design set against black raffia and are handcrafted by coiling raffia over banana stalks by Ugandan artisans. This functional art can be displayed on the wall with its raffia loop or put to use on the tabletop.

Sold singly, available in two sizes. Because these are handcrafted items, colors and patterns may vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Small: 10"D x 2.5"H
Medium: 12"D x 3"H

Crafted from: Raffia palm, banana stalks, natural dyes

Made in: Kenya, Uganda

About the Artisans:

Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited, a member of the International Fair Trade Association teaches basic handcrafting skills to rural & urban women and provides income opportunities for the marginalised and disadvantaged: people with disabilities, widows, orphans, single mothers, women with minimal education, and people living with HIV. They handcraft baskets using natural raffia wrapped over coils of banana leaf stems.

$64.00

Artistic creativity abounds within the striking geometric block design of this handcrafted pillow so patterns will be similar to the photo but will vary according to the vision of the artisan who hand-dyed this beautiful mud cloth. Includes a pillow insert.

The pillows are finished on the backside in a foldover enclosure. The cover measures 18"x 18"and insert measures 20" x 20". Natural cotton that is carded, spun, woven and dyed by hand may include variations in color and texture. This is an expected feature of handmade cloth.

About the Artisans:

Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people who have not had the chance to study or to attend school. Ndomo aims to give these young people training with local knowledge: In addition to technical training, it also aims to assist young people in life by facilitating their socialization and by giving them values that will increase the quality of their lives; responsibility, personal commitment, work and solidarity, in strict compliance with the values of traditional African society.

$21.00

In rural Kenya, skilled women weavers create baskets from durable, sustainable sisal fibers, harvested from the Agave Sisalana plant. This small storage basket is woven with a matching lid, making it perfect for packaging a little gift or using on the countertop to corral small items.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly. We recommend spraying the sisal lightly with cold water to reshape your baskets.

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 4.5"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Sisal

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$64.00

These meaningful vases are hand-carved from a single piece of sandalwood and feature a smooth, cut-out heart as the focal point. Designs incorporate both the rough inner bark of the sandalwood tree and smooth, polished sandalwood to give each vase character and to utilize more of the tree's wood.

Fair trade from Mozambique. Sold individually, available in two different sizes. Medium measures 4.5"L x 3"W x 10"H. Large measures 12"H x 3.5"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

GreenArte is a talented and diverse pool of Mozambican wood carvers who specialize in creating figures, boxes, dishes and jewelry from sustainably sourced mpingo, sandalwood, pau ferro and cimbirre. Their focus is on using environmentally-sound materials and furthering artistic advancement in Mozambique.

 
$36.00

These beautiful bottle sculptures are carved from fragrant, sustainably harvested sandalwood in Mozambique. Crafted to show both smoothly sanded and raw textures of the wood, these sculptural pieces display beautifully on a bookshelf. Not intended for use with live flowers.

Sold individually; two sizes available. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, variation is expected.

Small: 9"T x 3.5"L x 1.5"W
Large: 11"T x 4"L x 2"W

About the Artisans:

Mabanda is a wood carving artist from Mozambique who works and resides in a carver community. He was born into a family heritage of carving, which has helped him to become one of Mozambique's most talented woodcarving artists. Mabanda has a workshop on his home plot and frequently works with his brothers, Sergio and Santinho.

$48.00

This hand-carved wooden elephant sculpture, by Richard of the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, adds the earthy and wild feel of safari lodge decor to your home. The natural jacaranda wood is left undyed, and after carving it is carefully accented with burnt detailing and tusks crafted from cow bone.

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

Dimensions: 9"L x 4"W x 6"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood

Made in: Kenya

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
$64.00

This mbira (pronounced UM-beer-ra), consisting of a hand-carved wooden base with attached staggered recycled metal tines and with a resonator to add a little buzz, is played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. A particularly common musical instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, it is also often an important instrument to be played at religious ceremonies, weddings, and other social gatherings.

A beautiful gift for world music enthusiasts!

15 Note Mbira measures 5"L x 1"W x 8"T.

23 Note Mbira measures 8"L x 1"W x 9.5"T.

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

About the Artisans:

Artisans handcraft quality musical instruments that traditionally figure strongly in Shona ceremonies, using recycled wood and metal.

$115.00

This oversized basket from Kenya provides versatile storage and striking style. Unstructured and woven from 100% sisal, the basket must be stuffed full to remain upright: think blankets and pillows, other oversized storage, or your most massive potted house plant!

Sisal is a tough, natural fiber with a spiky texture, extracted from the agave plant, which is prized for its sustainability. Baskets woven from sisal are remarkably durable.

Limited edition. Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from 100% sisal and textile dye.

Due to the large size and unstructured nature of this basket, it will ship flattened and will need to be shaped upon arrival.

Approximate Size: 22"T x 21"W

Made in: Kenya

Care: Spray with cold water and reshape as needed. Visit our Basket Care & Reshaping page to learn more.

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$68.00

These natural grass baskets are tightly woven by expert weavers in Ghana and feature black leather wrapped handles for durability and comfort. 

A popular choice for eco-conscious shopping, these indispensable baskets stand the test of time, even with daily use. The basket can also be rinsed with water and re-shaped, as needed.

Measures 15"D x 15"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected. Your basket may also need some shaping after shipment; see our Basket Shaping Instructions.

$82.00 $115.00

Featuring a navy checkerboard diamond pattern, these limited edition navy elephant grass Bolga baskets are perfect to hold houseplants or to create beautiful storage. Handwoven out of stiff elephant grass, these eco-conscious and indispensable planter baskets stand the test of time and can also be easily cleaned and re-shaped with water.

 Limited edition, only one remaining available in this style.

B: Measures 19" wide (12" width opening), 13" tall.

$88.00

Rural Kamba women in Kenya hand weave these open top handbags from tough sisal fibers and attach leather handles. Stylish and durable, the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

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

Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 12"H (to top of bag), 18"H (to top of handles)

Crafted from: Sisal, dye, leather

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these womens' totes are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$76.00

Metal sculptors in Burkina Faso use a lost-wax casting method to create beautiful modern African art. This tranquil sculpture portrays a feminine figure wearing pale green clothes and practicing a yoga tree pose.

Sold singly. Because this is a handmade creation, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 3.5"W x 9.25"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$38.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

This beautiful set of three completes your holiday decorating with each ornament handcrafted by refugee artisans across Africa. These ornaments represent hope and resiliency and are a symbol of solidarity with the refugee community.

Give a gift that tells a story this holiday season. This set includes:
The Radiant Circle: 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. Made in partnership with Womencraft.
The Blossom of Hope: 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 futures for their children. Made in partnership with Roots.
The Rising Sun: Crafted by Burundian and Congolese refugees living in Rwanda, this sweetgrass basket is handwoven using a time-honoured weaving technique. The design represents the additional strength and persistence needed to rise again after being forced from home. Made in partnership with Indego Africa.

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.

$21.00

In rural Kenya, skilled women weavers create baskets from durable, sustainable sisal fibers, harvested from the Agave Sisalana plant. This small storage basket is woven with a matching lid, making it perfect for packaging a little gift or using on the countertop to corral small items.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly. We recommend spraying the sisal lightly with cold water to reshape your baskets.

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 4.5"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Sisal

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$108.00

This luxurious gabi in gray and light blue hues is woven from fine organic cotton into two wide panels, then hand-stitched together by artisans of Sammy Ethiopia. Worn traditionally in pure white for religious services, a gabi is an expansive textile that can serve in many ways - as a wrap or shawl, a throw blanket, a tablecloth, or even tied as a baby carrier.

You'll find many reasons to love this heirloom-quality handwoven textile!

Measures 59"W x 87"L. Due to the handmade nature of this item, size may vary slightly. Color variation is an expected feature, due to the handmade nature of this item.

Care instructions: Hand wash with mild detergent. Hang dry.

About the Artisans:

The Sammy Ethiopia brand links the artisan skills of one of Africa's most ancient civilizations with American and European fashion know-how. The result is unique contemporary style that has already gathered fans from New York to Tokyo. A wealth of craft skills known in Ethiopia for thousands of years are applied to a style-forward range of fashion and home accessories to suit current global tastes. Collaborating with community organizations and cooperatives, Sammy Ethiopia creates employment to some of the world's most marginalized people in and around Addis Ababa.

$54.00

Upgrade your hoops to something special! These handcrafted hoop earrings in sterling silver are adorned with silver hishi beads from Kenya.

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

Approximate Size: 2" hoop

Made in: Mali

$24.99

JusTea® Trios bring together three delicious flavors of Kenyan Early Grey tea in one gorgeous gift set! This Tea Trio contains three interlocking tins filled with JusTea's award-winning Earl Grey, Cream Earl Grey, and Lavender Earl Grey loose-leaf teas.

Each trio tin includes a hand-carved wild olive wood spoon, information about the small-scale tea production in Kenya, and steeping instructions for each flavor. 110g total. 

Steeping Instructions: 1 teaspoon of tea per cup of boiled water for 3 mins. See tin for details.

JusTea is dedicated to maintaining the whole tea leaf rather than the normal maceration which destroys much of the leaf’s natural complexities and depth. This allows the tea to be steeped multiple times, retaining the full flavor profile that whole leaf tea offers.

See all teas in our African Coffee & Tea Collection.

Tea farmer in Kenya wears a backpack basket full of tea leaves in a field of tea

The Bain family from Canada partnered with the Katah family and the Nandi Hills community in Kenya to establish JusTea®, Kenya’s first-ever, small-scale farmer-owned Artisanal Tea Factory. Fully staffed, managed, and owned by small-scale Kenyan tea farmers, JustTea was granted one of the first tea processing licenses to produce these artisanal, direct-from-farm teas by The Tea Board of Kenya. The tea farm is nestled in the rolling green Nandi Hills where its volcanic soil naturally produces some of the world’s most flavourful tea. This small specialty factory processes a rainbow of teas: Purple, Green, Oolong and Black artisanal teas.

$24.99

JusTea Trios bring together three delicious flavors of Kenyan tea in one gorgeous gift set! The Holiday Tea Collection includes Holiday Spice (cinnamon & citrus), Winter Wonderland (hibiscus & berries), and Starry Night (lavender & licorice). Each trio tin includes a hand-carved wild olive wood spoon, information about the small-scale tea production in Kenya, and steeping instructions for each flavor.

Sold as a single trio tin.

Meet JusTea's farmers

Dimensions:  97g total

Made in: Kenya

JusTea is dedicated to maintaining the whole tea leaf rather than the normal maceration which destroys much of the leaf’s natural complexities and depth. This allows the tea to be steeped multiple times, retaining the full flavor profile that whole leaf tea offers.

See all teas in our African Coffee & Tea Collection.

Tea farmer in Kenya wears a backpack basket full of tea leaves in a field of tea

The Bain family from Canada partnered with the Katah family and the Nandi Hills community in Kenya to establish JusTea®, Kenya’s first-ever, small-scale farmer-owned Artisanal Tea Factory. Fully staffed, managed, and owned by small-scale Kenyan tea farmers, JustTea was granted one of the first tea processing licenses to produce these artisanal, direct-from-farm teas by The Tea Board of Kenya. The tea farm is nestled in the rolling green Nandi Hills where its volcanic soil naturally produces some of the world’s most flavourful tea. This small specialty factory processes a rainbow of teas: Purple, Green, Oolong and Black artisanal teas.

$76.00

Handwoven in the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, these beautiful baskets are crafted from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures approximately 14.5"D x 4"T.

Create your own wall display with these beautiful baskets—use code BINGA at checkout for 15% off when you buy 3 or more Binga baskets from our Zimbabwe Binga Baskets collection.

About the Artisans:

Binga basket artisan image, shows hands expertly weaving palm leaves and twigs.

In the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, skilled BaTonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. The BaTonga people once farmed fertile land that was flooded by the damming of Lake Kariba, so weavers displaced across the lake demonstrate similar yet clearly distinctive styles.

$44.00

Interweaving natural and dyed grasses to create intricate patterns, Tanzanian artisans hand-craft these stylish baskets. The baskets are named for the weaver, Maila, who perfected the new woven design.

These all-natural baskets are handwoven from milulu, a reed-like grass that grows near the city of Iringa, Tanzania. The milulu makes durable baskets, which can be rinsed with cool water and reshaped as needed.

Sold individually; choose from 3 sizes. Approximate measurements: Small 10" wide x 10" tall; Medium 12" wide x 12" tall; Large 13" wide x 13" tall. Because this product is handmade, size and design placement will vary.

About the Artisans:

Tanzanian woman artisan, weaving Maila baskets

Vikapu Bomba embodies the vision of Catherine Shembilu to create sustainable income for talented, rural Tanzanian women. For many women living in the lush southern highlands, life centers around subsistence farming, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Women can weave baskets between their other duties, working daily to earn money to pay school fees, buy food, procure farming supplies and contribute to savings. When a woman has money of her own to use or share, she has greater influence over her life and future.

Milulu grass reeds can be harvested carefully from the marsh without removing the entire plant. The reeds are dried in the sun, dyed with natural dyes, and split for weaving. The closeness to the earth of both maker and product gives these beautifully crafted baskets natural appeal.

$66.00

Handwoven in the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, these beautiful baskets are crafted from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Shaped like calabash gourds, each basket has a one-of-a-kind shape.

Sold individually. Due to the handcrafted nature of these baskets, each basket will vary. See images for examples of how shapes, and coloring may vary.

Dimensions:
Small: 8”L x 8”W x 7-10”H
Medium: 9”L x 9”W x 10-12”H
Large: 11-12”L x 11-12”W x 13-14”H.

Crafted from: Palm leaves, twigs

About the Artisans:

In the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, skilled BaTonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. The BaTonga people once farmed fertile land that was flooded by the damming of Lake Kariba, so weavers displaced across the lake demonstrate similar yet clearly distinctive styles.

$88.00

This sweet set from Rwanda features five baskets of descending size, all nested together. Assorted designs are incorporated using strands dyed to a shade of black or dark blue. Please note that the coloration of the white sisal can vary to include brown areas.

Sold as a set of five baskets. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly. Baskets are made from unbleached natural fiber, variation in tone is to be expected.

Dimensions:
Basket 1: 5"L x 5"W x 10"H
Basket 2:  3.5"L x 3.5"W x 7"H
Basket 3:  2.75"L x 2.75"W x 5"H
Basket 4:  1.75"L x 1.75"W x 3"H
Basket 5:  1.25"L x 1.25"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Sisal, dye

Made in: Rwanda

About the Artisans:

Rwandan basket weavers transform sisal fibers into this beautiful set of nesting baskets.

$38.00

These all-natural salad servers are carved from olive wood, a sustainable tree in East Africa known for its rich grain. The server handles are made from cow bone that has been sanitized, polished, and dyed with a polka dot pattern.

Each server measures 12"L x 3.5"W x 0.6"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$72.00

Kamba wood carvers in Kenya hand-carve each of these stunning salad bowls from the richly grained wood of the wild olive tree, a species indigenous to East Africa. The food-safe bowl is characterized by a pleasing oval shape and visually appealing grain patterns.

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

Dimensions: 13.5" x 7.5"

Crafted from: olive wood

Made in: Kenya

To care for this natural serving piece, hand-wash in warm water. Occasionally oiling the wood will ensure years of beauty and usage.

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$68.00

Kamba wood carvers in Kenya hand carve all natural wooden serving bowls from richly grained and sustainably sourced wild olive wood, a species indigenous to East Africa.

This all-natural double serving bowl is perfect for serving two small sides or condiments.

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

Dimensions:  11"L x 5.5"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$24.00

Kamba artisans in Kenya hand carve this beautifully useful wooden cooking spoon from wild olive wood. The carved cow bone handle features a batik-dyed polka dot pattern.

The spoons are carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced olive wood. Care: hand wash in warm water, dry, and occasionally condition with olive oil. Measures 12"L x 3.5"W x 1"H.

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, and their community.

$34.00

Sold as a set of two, these richly grained bowls are hand carved in Kenya using sustainably sourced olive wood. Designed to nest together when not in use, they are beautifully made.

Sold as a set of two. Small measures 4”L x 4”W x 1”H. Large measures 6”L x 6”W x 1.75”H. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash for best care.

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives with Kamba artists to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen both for the individual and the community.

$32.00

These African olive wood servers are easy to grip and use, and add rustic beauty to any dish. Each server features a spiral handle that is hand-carved from a single piece of olive wood. The servers are sanded and smoothed to a soft finish, with the servers displaying the beautiful grain patterns of the olive wood tree.

Dimensions: 12"L x 3.25"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$68.00

Measuring 70" long, these handcrafted table runners are created by weaving dried twigs through through hand-dyed mud cloth fabric.

Two lengths of twigs are used to create visual contrast. The fabric is a thick canvas that has been dyed using a mud cloth technique in Mali.

Dimensions: 16"W x 70"L

Crafted from: Dried twigs, cotton, dye

Made in: Mali

About the Artisans:

Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic.

$64.00

This versatile set of nesting baskets is handwoven using strands of hand-dyed sisal. Versatile and stylish, these baskets are perfect for mixing up storage in any space.

Sold as a set of three nesting baskets.

Dimensions:
Small: 6"L x 6"W x 6"H
Med: 8"L x 8"W x 8"H
Large: 10"L x 10"W x 10"H

Crafted from: Sisal fiber, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

In the rural Kenyan countryside around the city of Kitui, women specialize in weaving the tough fibers of the agave sisalana plant. Sisal's spiky leaf clusters erupt from a dry landscape and often requires long journeys to gather. Once woven, these baskets are sold to local and international markets. Singing, dancing, and chatting make weaving for export an enjoyable social event!

$48.00

This musician, carved from serpentine stone and combined with recycled metal, is a thoughtful gift for the musician or music enthusiast in your life. 

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Not intended for outdoor display.

Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 8.5"H

Crafted from: Serpentine stone, metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisans:

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu and his team work 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
$260.00
Made51: Crafted by Refugees
From the UN Refugee Agency

This exceptional box of 24 features stunning ornaments which reflect the history, traditions and journeys of refugee artisans. Give a gift that tells a story this holiday season.

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.

$42.00

At Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe, metal sculptors transform used oil drums into vibrant patchwork rabbit sculptures. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

Sold singly. Weathering is to be expected if the sculpture is exposed to elements over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

Dimensions: 5"L x 2.5"W x 7.5"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$112.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a unique texture. Each basket is a work of art, handwoven over many hours.

This set of baskets is one of a kind. Sold as a set of 2. You will receive the baskets shown in the photo.

Measurements:
Basket 1: 13" wide by 2.5" deep.
Basket 2: 10" wide by 1.5" deep.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$64.00

Kenyan wood carvers craft this oval serving bowl from beautifully grained wild olive wood, then add a simple cow bone inlay with etched black lines on each side.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item made from a natural material, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  12"L x 6.5"W x 1.5"H or 14"L x 7.5"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

Made in: Kenya

To care for this natural serving piece, hand-wash in warm water. Occasionally oiling the wood will ensure years of beauty and usage.

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

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