These beautiful baskets, with their beautiful arrow design, are handcrafted by talented weavers in Uganda from banana stalks wrapped in natural and dyed raffia. The soft, earthy colors make these baskets a desirable piece of functional art for any room of the home.
Size: [Small] 10-11"D x 2"T [Large] 12-13"D x 3"T
Uganda Crafts teaches basic handcrafting skills to rural & urban women and provides income opportunities for single mothers and women with minimal education. They handcraft baskets using natural raffia wrapped over coils of banana leaf stems.
Artisans in Kenya and Uganda use the fiber of banana palm trees to create this all-natural, African nativity scene.
The star-topped box transforms into a stable for Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. Surrounding the holy family are three wise men bearing gifts, a lamb, and three shepherds playing musical instruments are also represented. Ten figures in total are included, each an impressively handcrafted sculpture.
Figures measure 5" H. Box measures 8" H x 5.25" W x 3" D.
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.
These bold, beautifully crafted baskets are made by weaving banana palm leaf stalks and raffia strips dyed with natural plant dyes.
The baskets are used in East Africa for the storage and serving of food, and they look gorgeous when hung on the wall or displayed decoratively on the tabletop.
Measures 10"D. Colors and patterns will vary.
These baskets are made by a very remote group of artisans who go by the name of Taste of Turkuna. Their baskets are made with the help of a Catholic outreach program who helps to provide medical services, education, clean drinking water, human rights advocacy, and improved agriculture. You can learn more at http://www.tasteofturkana.com/
More refined and tightly rolled than other magazine beads coming from Africa, the petite beads on this cream necklace are made by Ugandan artisans working together as Ajuna.
The necklace brings beautiful shine to the neckline through an array of brass cubes centered between handmade paper beads. Measures 19"L.
Ugandan artisans working together as Ajuna handcraft more refined and tightly rolled than other paper beads coming from Africa to make these petite beads. The beads are eco-friendly and vibrant, and support grassroots efforts to bolster healthy African communities.