• Peace Crane Ornaments

    $10.00

    These colorful peace cranes are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, then dyed. Sold individually. These do not come strung.

    The following is the inspiration behind our peace cranes:

    Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl living in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan (August 6, 1945). In 1955, at age 11, Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia, a type of cancer caused by the atomic bomb.

    While in the hospital, Sadako started to fold paper cranes. There is a belief that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes, your wish will come true. Sadako spent 14 months in the hospital, folding paper cranes with whatever paper she could find. Paper was scarce so she used the paper from medicine bottles, candy wrappers, and left over gift-wrap. Her wish was that she would get well again and that the victims of the world would attain peace and healing.

    Sadako died on October 25, 1955. She was 12 years old and had folded over 1,300 paper cranes. Her friends and classmates raised money to build a memorial in honor of Sadako and other atomic bomb victims. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial was completed in 1958. It has a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane. At the base is a plaque that says:

    This is our cry.
    This is our prayer.
    Peace in the world.

  • Standing Angels

    $10.00

    These colorful angels are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and dyed. Then an artisan uses a knife to etch the patterns into each angel.

    Sold individually.

  • Standing Words, Colorful

    $24.00

    These colorful standing words are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. Each word is hand carved out of stone, sanded, and dyed, all using simple hand tools. They are wide enough to stand on a shelf.

    Sold individually.

  • Standing Words, Natural

    $24.00

    These beautiful natural standing words are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. Each word is hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and then polished, using only simple hand tools. Since these show the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the design. They are wide enough to stand on a shelf.

    Sold individually.

  • Santa

    $28.00

    Our Santa Claus is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. It is hand carved out of stone, sanded, and dyed, all using simple hand tools. Since Santa’s beard shows the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the stone.

  • 3 Piece Nativity, Natural

    $40.00

    This natural nativity is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. The pieces are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and then polished. Since this nativity shows the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the design.

  • 4 Piece Star Nativity, Colorful

    $40.00

    This colorful nativity is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. The pieces were hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, then painted, and etched.

    The star is approximately 5 inches tall. Mary and Joseph are approximately 3 inches tall.

  • Star Nativity, Natural

    $40.00

    This natural nativity is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. It is hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and then polished. Since this piece shows the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the design.

  • Large Angels

    $45.00

    These large colorful angels are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and painted. Then an artisan uses a knife to etch the patterns into each angel.

    Sold individually.

  • 3 Piece Maasai Nativity

    $45.00

    This colorful nativity was inspired by the Maasai tribe and is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. The pieces are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, then painted, all using simple hand tools.

  • Hut Nativity, Colorful

    $45.00

    This colorful nativity is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. The pieces are hand carved out of stone, sanded, painted, and then etched. The roof of the hut is removable.

    The hut stands approximately 6 inches tall. Mary and Joseph are approximately 2 inches tall.

  • Set of 3 Christmas Trees

    $60.00

    These colorful Christmas trees are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded, dyed, and then etched, all using simple hand tools.

    Sold as a set of 3. The largest tree is approximately 9 inches tall, the middle tree is about 7 inches, and the smallest is about 5.5 inches tall.