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Mahogany Animal Napkin Rings - Set of Six


 
Set of six napkin rings carved from African mahogany, handmade using rudimentary hand tools. Handpainted with appropriate spots and stripes, set includes one of each lion, cheetah, elephant, rhinoceros, giraffe, and zebra.

Average size is 3.5 inches wide including the head by 2.5 inches tall.
Our Price: $29.99


Product Code: KWF012

Artisan Story
 
Jedando Modern Handicrafts - Working with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya, Jedando Modern Handicrafts markets products 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.


Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 22 Write a review.

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Napkin Rings January 8, 2014
Reviewer: Fabienne Wade from Haleiwa, HI United States  
I smiled as soon as I saw them. Kept showing them to people!

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Mahogany Wood Animal Napkin Rings-Set of Six April 30, 2013
Reviewer: Frances Murdoch from Winnipeg, MB Canada  
I was thrilled with my order. Many thanks to you and your skilled and creative artisans. The napkin rings will be a prized heirloom in our family.

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very successful gift December 24, 2012
Reviewer: lydie morel from cambridge, MA United States  
i bought these napkin rings for my family.
each one could choose a diferent animal and everybody was happy!
we love the style and the wood.

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Carved Napkin Rings November 14, 2012
Reviewer: Nancy Bowman from Walpole, MA United States  
The service was quick and efficient and
the product I ordered came quickly and
in great shape and packaged carefully.

Terrific organization to work with.

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Beautiful craftsmanship July 20, 2012
Reviewer: Katie M from Berkeley, CA United States  
These napkin rings are gorgeous.  They are quite durable and beautifully and intricately carved in the shape of six animals.  These would make the perfect gift!


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