Set of 7 Miniature Carved Wooden African Safari Animals, KENYA

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Set of 7 Miniature Carved Wooden African Safari Animals, KENYA

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Handmade

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Muhugu Wood

This adorable hand-carved set includes seven different African safari animals: Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhinoceros, Zebra, Giraffe, and Gazelle. Kids love them, but they're not just for kids! I keep a set on my desk. Each set comes with a natural linen burlap storage pouch.

Country of Origin: Kenya
Material: Muhugu Wood
Dimensions: Each piece is 3" - 5" Long

As each piece is hand-carved, please allow for slight variations in appearance.



Find more about the Artisan Collective below:

Modern African Handicrafts

"Working with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya, Modern Handicrafts markets African handicrafts primarily made of wood and bone worldwide. Carving is a tradition in Kenya with the children learning the craft from their parents. Carved by hand using only rudimentary hand tools animal shapes, olive wood bowls, salad serving sets, and animal-shaped napkin rings take shape from pieces of olive wood, mahogany, and mpingo, or "African Ebony".

An integral part of the organization's function is to educate the craftspeople on the need for reforestation to enable the products to be available for years to come and offer a sustainable income for generations. While wood carving provides the major income for many in the Machakos area, other craftspeople earn a living by further enhancing the products including painting the napkin rings and carving discarded animal bone for the handles of salad serving sets. Often the bone is "batiked" by placing wax on the white bone and dipping the bone a dark brown/black dye, resulting in patterns African mud cloth designs."

Excerpted from Partners in Fair Trade
This adorable hand-carved set includes seven different African safari animals: Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhinoceros, Zebra, Giraffe, and Gazelle. Kids love them, but they're not just for kids! I keep a set on my desk. Each set comes with a natural linen burlap storage pouch.

Country of Origin: Kenya
Material: Muhugu Wood
Dimensions: Each piece is 3" - 5" Long

As each piece is hand-carved, please allow for slight variations in appearance.



Find more about the Artisan Collective below:

Modern African Handicrafts

"Working with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya, Modern Handicrafts markets African handicrafts primarily made of wood and bone worldwide. Carving is a tradition in Kenya with the children learning the craft from their parents. Carved by hand using only rudimentary hand tools animal shapes, olive wood bowls, salad serving sets, and animal-shaped napkin rings take shape from pieces of olive wood, mahogany, and mpingo, or "African Ebony".

An integral part of the organization's function is to educate the craftspeople on the need for reforestation to enable the products to be available for years to come and offer a sustainable income for generations. While wood carving provides the major income for many in the Machakos area, other craftspeople earn a living by further enhancing the products including painting the napkin rings and carving discarded animal bone for the handles of salad serving sets. Often the bone is "batiked" by placing wax on the white bone and dipping the bone a dark brown/black dye, resulting in patterns African mud cloth designs."

Excerpted from Partners in Fair Trade

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MusaeImports made this item with help from

  • Global Handicraft, FL, United States
MusaeImports made this item with help from:
  • Global Handicraft, FL, United States

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