Fair Trade Bone Napkin Rings Set (6)

Fair Trade Bone Napkin Rings Set (6)
Item# gc-bone-nap-ring
$19.99

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Made in Kenya, these napkin rings are made of bone that has been "batiked" by painting wax on the rings and dying them. The results are African patterns resembling mud cloth and animal prints. Each set of 6 napkin rings will be the same pattern. Sizes will vary

Producer Profile 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.

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