These delicate doves are handmade in Kenya using banana fiber and sisal, a sustainable plant that is native to the area. The birds' tails are dyed in a variety of colors and their wings are carved from dried banana leaves.
Each bird measures 4.5"L x 2.25"W and includes a hanging string.
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.