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Mahogany Wood Animal Napkin Rings - Set of Six

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Mahogany Wood Animal Napkin Rings - Set of Six

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This adorable set of 6 animal napkin rings will bring a real splash of whimsy to any table! Hand carved from African mahogany ( also known as mpingo, or “African Ebony.” ), using rudimentary tools and pure talent, then patiently hand painted. Each set includes one of each: lion, cheetah, elephant, rhinoceros, giraffe, and zebra. Carving is a tradition in Kenya with the children learning the craft from their parents. These beautiful pieces are a great example of the talents these artisans pass from generation to generation.

Measure: Average size is 3.5 " W including the head x 2.5 " T

*Hand Made
*Sustainable
*Natural
*Offered by a member of the Fair Trade Federation
***Country of Origin: Kenya



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Jedando Modern Handicrafts - Working with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya, Jedando Modern Handicrafts markets products 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, 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.