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Esther Karioki

Banana Fiber Elephant and Lion Safari Animal Sculptures

These unique and stunning banana fiber sculptures are cute and sophisticated.  Hand-crafted from banana fiber, these are durable statement pieces that look great in a living room, nursery, or entry hall.   The animal is handcrafted from banana fiber, harvested from the leaves of banana trees in Kenya.   It is a beautiful and sustainable material that has a tortoise shell finish.   

The lion and elephant are intricately crafted and feature details such as the tail finished off with a spray of sisal.  Great gift for the safari or Africa lover!

  • Set of 2: Lion & Elephant. 
  • Each measures approximately 10x8 inches.
  • Materials: Banana Fiber.
  • Upcycled, Recycled, Eco-friendly, Sustainable Decor.
  • Fair Trade.

The Story Behind the Art:

Women in the villages in Kenya, near Kitui, are educated and trained on the handmade craft of recycling the dried fiber of banana plants, which would normally be discarded. They use their talents to transform the banana fiber into new, eco-friendly art forms. First, the banana fiber is dried, and then a light varnish is applied. The varnish on the banana fiber, with its many shades of brown, resembles textured tortoise shell. Once the process is complete, the artisans cut the fiber into strips to make one-of-a-kind goods.


More from This Maker : Esther Karioki