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$24.00

"Children are the reward of life."

Stash cosmetics, art supplies, or other small items in this sweet pouch from South Africa! The gusseted bottom adds extra space to this small-but-mighty pouch. Beautifully screen printed, fully lined, backed with a coordinating pattern fabric, and finished with a contrasting zipper and ribbon pull; showcases the African proverb, "Children are the reward of life."

Size: 9.5"L x 6.5"T x 2"D. Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

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.

$14.00

Handcrafted by Kenyan artisans from soft soapstone, this heart-shaped keepsake box has a hand-dyed finish. 

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

Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic dye

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.

$16.00

This sweet butterfly garden stake is crafted from glass beads and recycled wire. Choose from white with silver accents or yellow with blue accents. Gently press the stake down into a flower bed, planter, or house plant to add a whimsical touch!

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

Dimensions: 5"L x 4.5"W x 17.5"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, Beads

Made in: Kenya

$12.00

This sweet sculpture of a toucan is hand carved from soapstone by artisans in Kenya's Kisii Highlands. Each bird is hand painted with colorful orange and red dye.

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

Dimensions: 1.75"L x 1.75"W x 4"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic dye

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.

$125.00

Bringing style to storage, this sunny cream and yellow handmade basket is woven in rural Senegal using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic from the local prayer mat factory. It features a flat lid with cutout handles. Beautifully handwoven, these lidded baskets are a fun and different way to store everything from toys to craft supplies, linens to laundry.

Dimensions: 14"L x 14"W x 19"H

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.

$68.00

A perfect way to blend storage and art, these incredibly useful cream and yellow handmade baskets are woven using natural grasses and thin strips of plastic from the local prayer mat factory.

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

Dimensions: 16-17"L x 14-15"W x 10"H

Crafted from: Plastic strips, cattail stalks

Made in: Senegal

$48.00

With a snug fitting lid, our warming baskets are handwoven in Senegal by a master Wolof craftswoman. They are a perfect way to present baked goods to loved ones, to create a memorable gift basket of your own design, or a stylish way to tuck away items.

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

Dimensions: 13"L x 13"W x 15"T

Crafted from: Cattail stalks, plastic strips

Made in: Senegal

$10.00

This sweet little hippo dish is hand carved from soft Kisii soapstone by artisans in Western Kenya, and finished with a hand-dyed lemon yellow design by artisans in Nairobi.

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

Dimensions: 4"L x 3"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Kisii soapstone, dye

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.

$15.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve sweet elephant sculptures from soft soapstone, then hand dye each piece to a rich, golden yellow. Hand-painted and etched designs of swirled hearts add personality.

These sculptures display beautifully alone or in a parade.

Sold singly. Because these are handmade items, each is unique.

Dimensions: 

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

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.

$56.00

This natural sisal storage basket is sprinkled with cheerful yellow pom poms. These eye-catching baskets that can be used for chic storage in any room of the home. 

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

Dimensions:  12"L x 12"W x 10"H

Crafted from: Sisal, yarn

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!

$40.00

Talented basket weavers in the northern Bolga region transform tough strands of elephant grass into a petite version of our shapely storage bin in a cheerful shade of yellow. A sweet storage option for any room of the home, this basket can be reshaped as needed.

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

Dimensions: 8"L x 8"W x 10"H

Crafted from:  Elephant grass

Made in: Ghana

$20.00

Zimbabwean sculptors weld recycled metal to create this playful yellow frog sculpture. 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: 4” L x 5.5” W x 2.75” H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

 

$52.00

African baskets bring amazing artisan craftsmanship into our living spaces, such as these bright and useful bin baskets, handwoven by an association of more than 100 rural Wolof women in the West African nation of Senegal. Try it as a small storage bin, for holding a potted plant, or with a liner as a bathroom waste bin.

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

Dimensions: 12"L x 12"W x 13"H (size may vary slightly)

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

$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.

$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 widespread appeal.

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$64.00

Talented basket weavers in the northern Bolga region transform tough strands of elephant grass into a shapely storage bin in a cheerful shade of yellow. A beautiful addition to any room of the home, this basket can be reshaped as needed.

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

Dimensions: 10"L x 10"W x 12"H

Crafted from:  Elephant grass

Made in: Ghana

$68.00

Fair trade from Senegal, this handcrafted basket is a lovely storage solution for toys, towels, and knitting supplies.

Each basket yellow stripe design. The basket is hand-woven by Senegalese artisans using natural grasses and salvaged plastic strips.

Approximate Dimensions: 16-17"L x 14-15"W x 10"H

Crafted from: Plastic strips, cattail stalks

Made in: Senegal

$24.00

 Zimbabwean sculptors create a unique textural element for the garden in this vibrant yellow-orange poppy garden stake. Crafted from discarded metal and paint, each can be easily pressed into the garden among bushes or blooms.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Please note that weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time.

Dimensions: 3.5” diameter of flower x 25” total height

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

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