Hand-carved Sitting Shelf Animal - Elephant
Made by Acacia Creations
Let your shelves run wild. Add playful personality to a nursery or child's room by placing handmade safari animals atop a table or bookshelf. Each purchase supports wood carvers in Kenya working with Acacia Creations.
Hand-carved Sitting Shelf Animal - Elephant | The Little MarketAsk us a question
- Approximately: 5" x 3"
- As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
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Acacia Creations is a fair trade studio based in Nairobi, Kenya that creates beautiful, eco-friendly jewelry, gifts, and home accents. The group has expanded its reach beyond Kenya, partnering with thousands of artisans in East Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, India, and the Philippines. Acacia Creations aims to help people in a sustainable manner, including by creating jobs, providing training, and giving back to communities through education and healthcare initiatives.
We are proud to work with many talented wood carvers and artisans from around the world. Some of their beautiful products we carry include olive wood serving platters, acacia wood bowls, and wood sitting shelf animals. Through each handcrafted piece, these talented artisans are able to gain a sustainable income while continuing traditional practices. We love that each artisan group has a unique approach to sourcing and carving the wood.
Artisans with Acacia Creations in Kenya carve and handcraft beautiful pieces such as wooden carved animals. In Nairobi, raw jacaranda wood is collected and taken to a carving center. Professional carvers train young artisans in this traditional skill. Once a wooden sitting animal is finished with a carving and sanding process, it is taken to a painting studio. The cost of education is high in Kenya, and many residents do not complete high school. By learning these techniques, the team members and artisans receive vocational training, gain skills, and start earning a sustainable income.
Kenya has a population of more than 35 million people comprising of 42 ethnic groups, each with its own language and culture, as well as Asian, Arab and European Communities, which makes for a fascinating mix of traditions and cultures. Kenya’s multifaceted culture is expressed in different forms, from its people and language, food, music and dance, art, artifacts, theatre and literature to its ethnic values and ethical norms.
Kenya is among the world’s 30 poorest countries, ranking 145 out of 185 countries on the 2012 Human Development Index, and more than one-half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line on less than US $1 a day. Years of drought in this region have had a serious impact on the well-being of children, increasing malnutrition rates, morbidity and mortality.
Fair Trade Products
Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.