Zawadi Gifts

WE CELEBRATE AFRICAN ARTISTRY.

Let Zawadi Gifts handle the globe trotting. Since 1995, we've focused on building a network of talented African artisans through conscientious and sustainable product development. Your orders build prosperity in African communities.

Our products are handcrafted in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Uganda, South Sudan, Mali, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Senegal. We are a member of the Fair Trade Federation and a Shared Interest buyer.

African Assorted Recycled Aluminum Fish Earrings by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

African Assorted Recycled Aluminum Fish Earrings

$10.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 3"L x 1"WMaterials: aluminum, steel wires The artisans of Jarida Crafts in Kenya work hard to rise above challenging circumstances. Comprised of at-risk teens, young mothers and handicapped individuals, the Jarida team exemplifies the power of cottage industry as a vehicle for personal betterment.This fun pair of earrings is h...


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African Polka Dot Peephole Gourd Necklace by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

African Polka Dot Peephole Gourd Necklace

$25.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 21"LMaterials: Bone, glass, synthetic dye, cotton cord, silver A sweet little necklace featuring gourd-inspired bone pendants strung with bone and glass beads and silver spacers.


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Sale African Batik Bone Squircle Earrings by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop
African Batik Bone Squircle Earrings
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African Batik Bone Squircle Earrings by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

African Batik Bone Squircle Earrings

$10.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 2"L x 0.75"WMaterials: Cow bone, steel Fun squared circles, or squircles, are hand carved from cow bone, dyed with a wax batik method and combined with a small bead on steel wires.These adaptable earrings are handcrafted in a small home workshop near Kenya's Mathare slum, where our friend Joseph employs three talented young me...


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African Ashanti Aluminum and Brass Earrings by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

African Ashanti Aluminum and Brass Earrings

$10.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 3" LMaterials: Aluminum, brass Kenyan artisans combine hand carved cow bone rectangles with a brass Asante akua'ba doll to create a bold pair of African earrings.


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Sale Kenyan Braided Silver Cuff Bracelet by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop
Kenyan Braided Silver Cuff Bracelet
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Kenyan Braided Silver Cuff Bracelet by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

Kenyan Braided Silver Cuff Bracelet

$10.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 0.5"W x 3"D (7" from end to end)Materials: Silver wire Kenyan artisans fashion this beautiful bracelet by expertly braiding silver wire. The ends are finished with a lovely knot that makes sliding the bracelet on and off very comfortable.One size fits most. Because this is a handmade item, slight variations may occur.


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Kenyan Braided Silver Cuff Bracelet with Black Beads by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

Kenyan Braided Silver Cuff Bracelet with Black Beads

$10.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 0.5"W x 3"D (7" from end to end)Materials: Silver wire Kenyan artisans fashion this beautiful bracelet by expertly braiding silver wire. The ends are finished with a lovely knot that makes sliding the bracelet on and off very comfortable.One size fits most. Because this is a handmade item, slight variations may occur.


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Kenyan Braided Silver Cuff Bracelet with Red Beads by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

Kenyan Braided Silver Cuff Bracelet with Red Beads

$10.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 0.5"W x 3"D (7" from end to end)Materials: Silver wire Kenyan artisans fashion this beautiful bracelet by expertly braiding silver wire. The ends are finished with a lovely knot that makes sliding the bracelet on and off very comfortable.One size fits most. Because this is a handmade item, slight variations may occur.


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Kenyan Braided Silver Cuff Bracelet with Blue Beads by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

Kenyan Braided Silver Cuff Bracelet with Blue Beads

$10.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 0.5"W x 3"D (7" from end to end)Materials: Silver wire Kenyan artisans fashion this beautiful bracelet by expertly braiding silver wire. The ends are finished with a lovely knot that makes sliding the bracelet on and off very comfortable.One size fits most. Because this is a handmade item, slight variations may occur.


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Set of Two Dyed Bone Hair Sticks by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

Set of Two Dyed Bone Hair Sticks

$14.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 6.5"LMaterials: Cow bone, dye Joseph operates a small jewelry and accessories workshop in his home in Nairobi's Mathare neighborhood. Together with two talented young men, he crafts beautiful adornments from readily available and iconic Kenyan materials.Joseph's dyed cow bone hair sticks feature hand carved giraffe heads as th...


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African Soapstone Elephant Picture Frames by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

African Soapstone Elephant Picture Frames

$12.00 USD

Origin: Kenya[Small] 4.5"L x 4.5"T (holds a 2" x 2" picture)[Large] 6.5"L x 5"T (holds a 4" x 4" picture)Materials: Soapstone, glass, fiberboard, metal, non-toxic dye Our handcrafted soapstone African elephant picture frames offer a fun and whimsical way to display treasured photographs. Hand carved from kisii stone by Gusii artisans in western ...

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African Hand Carved Dawa Sticks Drink Muddlers by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

African Hand Carved Dawa Sticks Drink Muddlers

$25.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: [Dawa stick] 8"L [Package] 6"W x 11"TMaterials: Neem wood Grab some limes, honey, vodka and ice and a pack of Dawa sticks, and you're ready for a party! Dip one of these hand carved sticks in honey and then use it to muddle the ingredients of the wildly popular East African drink. Dawa means "medicine" in Swahili, and this pot...


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African Assorted Beaded Dawa Sticks Drink Muddlers by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

African Assorted Beaded Dawa Sticks Drink Muddlers

$25.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: [Dawa stick] 8"L [Package] 6"W x 11"TMaterials: Neem wood Grab some limes, honey, vodka and ice and a pack of Dawa sticks, and you're ready for a party! Dip one of these hand carved sticks in honey and then use it to muddle the ingredients of the wildly popular East African drink. Dawa means "medicine" in Swahili, and this pot...


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African Soapstone Giraffe Napkin Rings Set of 4 by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

African Soapstone Giraffe Napkin Rings Set of 4

$19.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 4" x 1.25" x 2.5"Materials: Soapstone, non-toxic dye Bring a little fun to dinner with our hand carved African soapstone giraffe napkin rings. Available in a variety of safari animal shapes, each is hand dyed using non-toxic dyes and etched by Kenyan artisans.Sold as a set of four matching napkin rings.


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Brown African Soapstone Giraffe Napkin Rings Set of 4 by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

Brown African Soapstone Giraffe Napkin Rings Set of 4

$19.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 4" x 1.25" x 2.5"Materials: Soapstone, non-toxic dye Bring a little fun to dinner with our hand carved African soapstone giraffe napkin rings. Available in a variety of safari animal shapes, each is hand dyed using non-toxic dyes and etched by Kenyan artisans.Sold as a set of four matching napkin rings.


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African Soapstone Rhino Napkin Rings Set of 4 by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

African Soapstone Rhino Napkin Rings Set of 4

$19.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 4" x 1.25" x 2.5"Materials: Soapstone, non-toxic dye Bring a little fun to dinner with our hand carved African soapstone rhino napkin rings. Available in a variety of safari animal shapes, each is hand dyed using non-toxic dyes and etched by Kenyan artisans.Sold as a set of four matching napkin rings.


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Sale Orange Line Art Soapstone Heart Box by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop
Orange Line Art Soapstone Heart Box
$9.00 USD
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Orange Line Art Soapstone Heart Box by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

Orange Line Art Soapstone Heart Box

$9.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 2.5"L x 2.5"W x 1.25"TMaterials: Kisii soapstone, dye This beautiful keepsake box is hand carved from soft Kisii soapstone by artisans in Western Kenya, and finished with a vibrant orange dye and incised line art patterns by artisans in Nairobi.Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, patterns will vary.


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Sale Yellow Line Art Soapstone Heart Box by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop
Yellow Line Art Soapstone Heart Box
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Yellow Line Art Soapstone Heart Box by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

Yellow Line Art Soapstone Heart Box

$9.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 2.5"L x 2.5"W x 1.25"TMaterials: Kisii soapstone, dye This beautiful keepsake box is hand carved from soft Kisii soapstone by artisans in Western Kenya, and finished with a vibrant orange dye and incised line art patterns by artisans in Nairobi.Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, patterns will vary.


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Sale Purple Line Art Soapstone Heart Box by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop
Purple Line Art Soapstone Heart Box
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Purple Line Art Soapstone Heart Box by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

Purple Line Art Soapstone Heart Box

$9.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 2.5"L x 2.5"W x 1.25"TMaterials: Kisii soapstone, dye This beautiful keepsake box is hand carved from soft Kisii soapstone by artisans in Western Kenya, and finished with a vibrant orange dye and incised line art patterns by artisans in Nairobi.Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, patterns will vary.


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Sale Aqua Blue Line Art Soapstone Heart Box by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop
Aqua Blue Line Art Soapstone Heart Box
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Aqua Blue Line Art Soapstone Heart Box by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

Aqua Blue Line Art Soapstone Heart Box

$9.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 2.5"L x 2.5"W x 1.25"TMaterials: Kisii soapstone, dye This beautiful keepsake box is hand carved from soft Kisii soapstone by artisans in Western Kenya, and finished with a vibrant orange dye and incised line art patterns by artisans in Nairobi.Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, patterns will vary.


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Kenyan Wooden Kalimba Thumb Pianos by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

Kenyan Wooden Kalimba Thumb Pianos

$25.00 USD

Origin: KenyaLarge: 5.5"L x 8"W x 2"TMedium: 4"L x 7"W x 1.5"TSmall: 3"L x 4.5"W x 1.5"TMaterials: Wood, scrap metal Kalimbas, mbiras, karimbas, finger pianos...all are names for the same African percussion instrument from the Lamellophone instrument family. The kalimba is comprised of a hollow resonator, which vary from handmade boxes to calaba...

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African Aqua Sisal Itty Bitty Lidded Basket by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

African Aqua Sisal Itty Bitty Lidded Basket

$12.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 4"T x 4"DMaterials: Sisal, dye Pretty dyed and natural sisal fibers are woven together by talented rural Kenyan women to create this sweet little lidded storage basket. A great way to present small gifts, this useful basket is right at home in any room of the home.Sold singly. Colors and shapes may vary slightly, as this is a ...


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African Elephant Napkin Rings Set of 4 by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

African Elephant Napkin Rings Set of 4

$15.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 2.5" T x 3.5" L x 1" W These lovely elephant napkin rings bring the allure of African safari to the tabletop. Crafted from strong mahogany, each set of four hand carved and hand painted napkin rings adds character to the dining room.Also available in our zebra and giraffe napkin rings.


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African Mahogany Zebra Napkin Rings Set of 4 by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

African Mahogany Zebra Napkin Rings Set of 4

$15.00 USD

Origin: KenyaSize: 2" T x 4" L x 1" WMaterials: Mahogany These lovely zebra napkin rings bring the allure of African safari to the tabletop. Crafted from strong mahogany, each set of four hand carved and hand painted napkin rings will add character to the dining room.Also available in our giraffe and elephant napkin rings.


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Sale Kenyan Caramel Mocha Swirl Earrings by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop
Kenyan Caramel Mocha Swirl Earrings
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Kenyan Caramel Mocha Swirl Earrings by Zawadi Gifts - Beloved Gift Shop

Kenyan Caramel Mocha Swirl Earrings

$10.00 USD

Origin: KenyaMaterials: Brass, cow bone David Kariuki is a talented craftsman who presents beautiful jewelry designs from a small Nairobi workshop. His Caramel Mocha Swirl earrings feature brown and cream bone beads with a brass spiral. Surgical steel wires accommodate sensitive ears.Sold as a set.


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