Jacaranda trees add to the beauty of Rwanda, with their feathery leaves and small purple flowers. They are also special in that they grow back after being cut.
Artisans use Jacaranda branches to carve these charming little birds.
Unfinished natural bird ornament.
Please note that the shape of the bird ornaments vary slightly due to the styles of the individual woodcarvers.
Hand carved from branches of the Jacaranda tree.
Length: Approximately 4.3 inches
Across the hills of Rwanda, groups of rural artisans are working to bring hope to their families through skillfully handcrafted goods. Rising from the horrors of genocide, artisans from all backgrounds have joined together once again through their craft. Each artisan cooperative specializes in hand crafting products using specific techniques and raw materials.
Artisans across Rwanda are hand crafting beautiful goods with a vision to lift their families out of poverty. With their fair trade income, parents are caring for the health, nutrition, and education of their children. Families are building better homes. By the work of their hands, women are becoming financial contributors in their families and leaders in their communities.
Serving your vision for beauty and meaning in the gifts you give and how you decorate, artisans and designers offer high quality, ethically-sourced goods for life and gifting. Products are crafted by hand using local, natural, and renewable materials.
Fair trade organization which partners with Rwandan artisans to bring beautifully designed, hand crafted goods to the world. As a not-for-profit organization, the company is dedicated to the wellbeing of artisan partners and their families. In addition to opening economic opportunity through fair trade, they invest in a range of community impact projects. The Rwandan-led team facilitates adult literacy classes and offers other practical resources for personal, spiritual, and economic growth.