Handpainted Decorative African Gourd in Black and Beige
Gourds have been used as vessels, musical instruments and decorative accessories for a very long time in Africa. Simple, primitive, beautiful, bold and natural, this black and beige gourd was handcarved and handpainted in Nairobi, Kenya. And it is fair trade! The supplier started in business nearly thirty years ago and they were the first African company to register as an ISO 9001-2008 approved business. They provide employment and training for up to four hundred artisan cottage workers in their homes and employees based at the premises are also provided with free meals. Bonuses and loans are available for all. Products are handmade with a mix of traditional skills and contemporary technology and this supplier has gone a long way to ensure their environmentally friendly status. They use solar panels, support tree plantation, harvest rainwater and shred any waste paper to use as protective packaging for their items. In the future the company hopes to create employment in more rural areas to help alleviate poverty and aim to be a world class exporter of handmade items produced with minimal damage to the environment. The company is also involved with two associations that help to empower women especially, and underprivileged people.
Product: Decorative African gourd. Material: Calabash (fruit of a vine grown in Africa). Dimensions: H 19 x Dia 22 cm approximately (due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variations in size can be expected).
Delivery and returns
Delivery to: United Kingdom. Expected Delivery: Dispatch within 5 days. Delivery up to 5 days after dispatch. Return Policy: This item can be returned up to 14 days after delivery. For more information on our return policy and process, visit our FAQ and Terms and Conditions pages.
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