Carved by hand using only rudimentary tools, these pieces are made from mahogany by an experienced wood carver. Whole carving provides the majority of the income in the Machakos area, fellow craftspeople earn a living through further enhancing the products by painting the various animal prints.
About the artisans: Fair trade extends each artisan's channel of trade from local markets to the global marketplace, all the while providing talented African artisans with options to work from the comfort of their own homes and communities. Secure in the knowledge that the fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs and haggled prices, most artisans in the fair trade network promote their family's future by using earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children.
Dimensions: 4" x 2"