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Swahili African Modern

Swahili African Modern

The artisans of Swahili are located throughout Africa. Michael Zigani and his team are based in Burkina Faso, in West Africa. Handicapped from the waist down and living without any use of his legs, Michael admirably still supports his entire family by designing handcrafted beautiful leather bags. Michael’s smile, creativity and craftsmanship are brilliant. Michael works hard as the lead designer of the vibrant leather handbags he makes with the help of his artisan friends.

Much bone crafting occurs in Nairobi’s Kibera slum. In spite of the high population concentration, poverty and sanitation concerns, many individuals work hard to use their own creativity to elevate their families from the slum. The money earned from crafting discarded bones from nearby butchers and restaurants, allows parents to pay school fees, feed their families and pay rent.

The olive wood is crafted from Kenyan government managed forests. The Akamba artisans inhabit the Machakos region about 75 miles East of Nairobi, Kenya, exhibit great carving skills, and work together in small cooperative groups. The income earned from carving is applied to school fees, clothing, savings and health care.

 

Blackwood Twist Salad Set

Blackwood Twist Salad Set

$30.00 USD
Bulawayo Kiaat Wood Salad Bowl & Wild Olive Wood Salad Servers

Bulawayo Kiaat Wood Salad Bowl & Wild Olive Wood Salad Servers

$110.00 USD
Bulawayo Kiaat Wood Salad Bowls

Bulawayo Kiaat Wood Salad Bowls

$84.00 USD
Mozambican Sandalwood Bark BoxesSale

Mozambican Sandalwood Bark Boxes

$59.00 USD
Olive Wood Salad Servers With Bone Inlay

Olive Wood Salad Servers With Bone Inlay

$27.00 USD
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EbonySale

Petite African Leather Purse

$20.00 USD
Wild Olive Wood Salad Bowl & Claws

Wild Olive Wood Salad Bowl & Claws

From $67.00 USD
Wild Olive Wood Salad Bowls

Wild Olive Wood Salad Bowls

From $46.00 USD
Wild Olive Wood Salad Claws

Wild Olive Wood Salad Claws

$32.00 USD
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