East African Handcraft Shop

East African Handcraft Shop

Creatively talented men and women receive a personal opportunity to grow spiritually, skillfully, and sustainably.

Throughout the year we encounter hand-crafted East-African beauty and carefully select the pieces we think you’ll love. Fall handcraft shows in West Michigan provide an opportunity to make those products easily accessible to you. However, feel free to browse those fairly traded crafts here and send us a note about which ones you’d love to give as gifts or keep as your own treasure. We don’t have an official “store” (yet), but use the Contact Us button and we’ll make sure you receive your favorite East African handcrafts.

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Kindly add 6% sales tax and contact us for the total shipping cost.

Enjoy browsing the few items still available as you eagerly wait to see what we found for you this year.

Mama Dollies

$20 each

Wearing traditional African dresses, each 12-inch mama has her baby snuggly wrapped to her back in the Kenyan way with a matching cloth.

Cement Sack Bags

$20 each

Messenger bags made from discarded cement sacks are lined with beautiful local fabrics.

Rice Totes

$12 each

Multi-purpose totes made from food sacks are rimmed with beautiful local fabrics. Great for the beach, soda cans, sleeping bags, or grocery shopping.

Beaded Cuff Bracelets

$10 each

Colorful designs with flexible wires make these tiny-bead cuff bracelets a perfect fit for everyone.

Knitted Orangutan

$40 each

Vibrant orange fur covers this marvelous creature. Spun and died by the women of Kenana Knitters, this organic wool orangutan sits about 18-inches tall from hand to toe.

Branch Nativity

$19 each

Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus are roughly carved from a tree branch with the bark still in place. About eight-inches tall, fold the sides in for easy storage.

Noah’s Ark

$49 each

This traditional Maasai shuka fabric, flip-top ark includes two elephant, giraffe, zebra, and Mr. and Mrs. Noah.

Knitted Safari Animals

$8 each

Tree ornaments or toddler toys, these hand-dyed wool creatures are adorable at about six-inches tall.

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