• 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.

  • Angel Ornaments, Natural

    $10.00

    These natural angel ornaments are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and then polished. Since they show the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown.

    Sold individually. They do not come strung.

  • Christmas Tree Ornaments

    $10.00

    Our tree ornaments are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, then dyed in bright colors, and etched with patterns.

    Sold individually. They do not come strung.

  • Star Ornaments

    $10.00

    These colorful ornaments 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 ornament.

    Sold individually in assorted colors. They do not come strung.

  • Heart Ornaments

    $6.00

    These colorful ornaments 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 ornament.

    Sold individually in assorted colors. They do not come strung.

  • Peace Sign Ornaments

    $10.00

    These colorful ornaments 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 ornament.

    Sold individually in assorted colors. They do not come strung.

  • Angel Ornaments, Colorful

    $10.00

    These colorful ornaments 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 ornament.

    Sold individually. They do not come strung.

  • Elephant Ornaments

    $10.00

    These colorful ornaments 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 ornament.

    Sold individually in assorted colors. They do not come strung.

  • Giraffe Ornaments

    $10.00

    These colorful ornaments 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 ornament.

    Sold individually in assorted colors. They do not come strung.

  • Cat Ornaments

    $10.00

    These colorful ornaments 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 ornament.

    Sold individually in assorted colors. They do not come strung.

  • Lion Ornaments

    $10.00

    These colorful ornaments 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 ornament.

    Sold individually in assorted colors. They do not come strung.

  • Hippo Ornaments

    $10.00

    These colorful ornaments 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 ornament.

    Sold individually in assorted colors. They do not come strung.