Need A Last Minute Gift Idea For Someone? Give them a Swahili Modern Gift Card!

Large Handmade Stuffed Wool Hippo

  • Natural and safe for children, this oversized hippo is crafted from wool that is been grown, spun, and dyed by women in Molo, Kenya.

    The animals are durable and make great companions for children of all ages. The wool is dyed with non-toxic, plant dyes and the animals are free of buttons and other detachable pieces. 

    Hippo measures 15"L x 10"H x 5"W. Size may vary due to the handmade nature of this product.

  • A fiber spinner named Gwen Meyer saw potential when she learned that the ladies of the Molo community were paying to have their sheep's wool taken away after being sheared. Gwen introduced a spinning wheel and taught the ladies to spin, and soon the women began earning a small side income from the sale of their hand knit crafts. Today these talented ladies work under the name of the Karunga Women's Group.