This Nativity set is handcrafted out of banana fiber and comes in a 5 by 7 inch handmade banana fiber box.
This beautiful handcrafted nativity scene is created by artists in Kenya & Uganda using the fiber of banana palm trees. come in a banana fiber box
Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Not intended for outdoor display.
Materials: Banana fiber, wire, wood, fabric
Kariuki is an independent artisan who, in her area of Kenya, near Kitui, has organized and trained women in her village to use the dried fiber of the banana plant, which would normally be discarded. The banana fiber is first dried, and then a light varnish is applied. Once this process is complete craftspeople cut the fiber into thin strips to make several different items, including boxes, Bao Bab trees, and mobiles. The varnish on the banana fiber with its many tones of brown resembles a textured tortoise shell. Esther ensures the craftspeople are paid a fair wage for their goods, which has enabled many in her small village to earn a sustainable wage.
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