Hand carved in Kenya
Extend your heart to friends and loved ones by giving a hand-carved keepsake heart that can be kept in the pocket or displayed in the home. These smooth, durable hearts are fun to touch and lightweight, making them ideal to carry as a love token. Kenyan artisans carefully carve these beautiful keepsakes from all-natural cow bone and apply a dyed finish by hand. Each heart is completely unique.
1" x 1.25"
About the Brand
Swahli was founded to help traditional African craft forms thrive. Artisans can earn a living from the comfort of home by doing creative work, so they have options beyond seeking work in cities. Through export, skills inherited through generations - sometimes with deep-rooted cultural significance - continue to bring meaning, stability and a sense of pride to entire communities. Crafting handmade products provides a particularly vital employment option for rural African women. The backbone of the family, rural women cook, clean, garden, care for the extended family and often shoulder the burden of paying school fees. Creating products from home around daily responsibilities empowers rural women as earners, while working together on orders brings communities together and highlights the power of teamwork. By following fair trade principles, Swahili offers their artisan partners across Africa the means to build stronger homes and communities by their own design.