Creative Director Amal Wilemon discovered these exquisite paintings from an artisan selling his artwork in a small stall just off the road in Senegal's capital city of Dakar. Painted directly onto glass, these fragile pieces have traveled from West Africa to our Maker Studio in Maai Mahiu, East Africa, to our offices in Austin, and on to you. One of a kind and only one piece each; get yours quick!
These beautiful bronze figures originally created by the Edo people, from the Benin kingdom in Nigeria
Decorative home pieces can be used as bookends, door stoppers, or for your coffee table.
Leopards are a symbol of strength & power and are welcomed house gifts to friends & family.
Female leopards have a tail facing downward
Male leopards have an upward-facing tail.
Holiday Card Pack
Just in time for Holidays, these hand-drawn Christmas cards are a wonderful addition to your stockings or sending a little holiday cheer to friends & family. Each pack contains 4-holiday cards. Each one is handmade by Kenyan artist Daniel Musau who is based in Nakuru National Park.
Handmade in Kenya
Each 4 pack will include one of Three Wisemen, Angel, Mary & Baby Jesus, and Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus.
As each one is hand-drawn, each card has a slight variation between each one.
West African Single Strand Bracelets
Creative Director Amal Wilemon spent hours upon hours carefully selecting just the right collection of beads from West African traders in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi. What results is a cornucopia of colors as West Africa meets East Africa. Our Maasai Maker Mums were delighted to work with West African glass beads for the first time.
Handmade in Ngong Hills, Kenya
Materials: Glass beads / Nylon cord
Size:Large. The bracelet is 16.7 cm when closed and opens to 25 cm.
Adjustable sliding knot closure. Pull-on sides of bracelets to open the bracelet & pull on strings to close it securely.
Every product supports meaningful, full-time employment in Kenya!
Kenana Knitters - Plush Toys
We have long been friends and admirers of Kenana Knitters. Kenana Knitters help women in Kenya's rural areas earn a much-needed income using their spinning and knitting skills. Like us, Kenana Knitters cares about their community and our environment; all their products are made from carefully selected organic, natural fibers and colored with natural dyes. Their hand-spun stuffed animals are lovely cuddly gifts for kids, and we are thrilled to include them in our African Holiday Market.
Handmade in Kenya
Size: 8"T x 4"L x 4"W
Materials: Cotton, natural dye, stuffing
Animal Door Stoppers
We had such good fun choosing gifts for kids for our African Holiday Market. We found these adorable hand-carved and hand-painted animal-inspired door stops at an open-air market in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi. This little piece of Africa is the perfect addition to any kid's room.