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Jedando African Handicrafts

Working with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya,Jedando Modern Handicrafts markets african handicrafts 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. 
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7 Miniature Wood Animals


Seven different African animals carved from muhugu wood. Each animal is 3-5 inches long. Sold as a set with a single tag.
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Small Olive Serving Set with inlaid Bone Handles 8 inch


These Olive salad serving sets are handmade in Kenya and decorated with inlaid batik bone handles.
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Kalimba Finger Piano - Small


The smaller of our two Kenyan kalimbas, this finger piano made from discarded wood is 6.5 inches by 2.5 inches and 1.5 inches deep.
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Bone Chopsticks - Kenya


Hand carved in Kenya, these chopsticks are decorated with a batik design on the handle.
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Olive Serving Set with Bone Handles 11 inch


These Olive salad serving sets are handmade in Kenya and decorated with batik bone handles.
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Twisted Olive Wood Salad with Bone Handles 11 inch


These olive wood salad serving sets are handmade in Kenya and have carved twisted" handles with batiked bone.
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Animal Leather Bookmark


Each of these bookmarks is hand painted leather with an animal motif. Some have animal head cut-outs while others are rectangular with animal patterns.
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Mahogany Animal Napkin Rings


This set of six napkin rings is carved from African Mahogany, using simple tools. Each set includes six animals.
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Small Bone Spoon - Kenya


Hand carved in Kenya, these small bone spoons are decorated with a batik design on the handle. The spoon is 5 inches in length.
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Giraffe Salad Serving Set


Handmade in Kenya from renewable mhugu wood, these salad servers are hand-carved and painted with a giraffe design. Average length is 12 inches.
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Maasai Bangle 10PK Assorted Colors


Fun to wear alone or in bunches, this Maasai bangle is a rubber ring wrapped in beads and comes in about a billion colors.
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Small Bone Spreader

SKU: KNB007

Small Bone Spreader


Hand carved in Kenya, these small bone spreaders are decorated with a batik design on the handle. The spreader is 5.5 inches in length.
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Small Batiked Bone Fork


Hand carved in Kenya, these small bone forks are decorated with a batik design on the handle. The spoon is 5 inches in length.
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Twisted Zebra Salad Serving Set


Handmade in Kenya from renewable muhugu wood, these salad servers are hand carved from one piece of wood, yet it appears as if it is two twisted pieces. The end depicts the head of a zebra. Average length is 12 inches.
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Party Animal Lion

SKU: KWC001_L

Party Animal Lion


Carved from mahogany. Each animal is a single piece of wood. Each animal is approximately 8 inches tall.
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12 Inch Twig Salad Servers


This olive wood salad serving set is handmade in Kenya and have carved rustic twig design handles. 12 inch
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Twisted Giraffe Salad Serving Set


Handmade in Kenya from renewable muhugu wood, these salad servers are hand carved from one piece of wood, yet it appears as if it is two twisted pieces.
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Party Animal Cheetah

SKU: KWC001_C

Party Animal Cheetah


Carved from mahogany. Each animal is a single piece of wood. Each animal is approximately 8 inches tall.
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Small Bone Spoon with Animal Head


Hand carved in Kenya, these small bone spoons are decorated with a batik design on the handle. The spoon is 5 inches in length.
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8 inch Tall Mahogany Party Animal Set


Carved from mahogany, six African animals sit around a table shaped like Africa. Each animal and stool is a single piece of wood. Cups and bottle included.
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Small Bone Spreader Animal Head - Kenya


Hand carved in Kenya, these small bone spreaders are decorated with a batik design on the handle. The spreader is 5.5 inches in length. It has an animal carved in to the top.
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Ebony Letter Opener with Bone Handle - Kenya


Very classic in design but not in material, this letter opener is made of ebony with a batiked bone.
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Round Olive Wood Bowl 10 inch


These bowls are hand carved from olive wood in Kenya. This piece is 10 inches in diameter.
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Round Olive Wood Bowl 8 inch


These bowls are hand carved from olive wood in Kenya. This piece is 8 inches in diameter.
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Round Olive Wood Bowl 6 inch


These bowls are hand carved from olive wood in Kenya. Each piece is unique. This bowl is 6 inches in diameter.
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Small Bone Fork with Animal Head


Hand carved in Kenya, these small bone forks are decorated with a batik design on the handle.
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Round Olive Bowl 6 inch with Bone Inlaid


These bowls are hand carved from olive wood in Kenya. Each piece is unique. This one is 6 inches in diameter.
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Zebra Salad Serving Set


Handmade in Kenya, these salad servers are hand carved with a zebra design. Average length is 12 inches.
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Giraffe Mask

SKU: KWC011SD

Giraffe Mask


This Giraffe Mask is three dimensional. It measures 8.5 inches in height and is 3-4 inches deep.
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Mahogany Cheetah Napkin Rings


This set of six napkin rings is carved from African Mahogany, using simple tools. This set is comprised of six cheetahs.
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