Meerkat Lovers 12" Hand Carved Jacaranda Wood Figurine from Zimbabwe
- Hand carved figurine by skilled artisans in rural Zimbabwe
- Carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced jacaranda wood with torched detailing
- Will add a delightful touch of authentic African beauty to your home
- Approximately 12 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/4 inches (HxWxD)
- Individually handcrafted; please expect slight variations and minor imperfections
Artists in Zimbabwe create these charming figurines by hand from a single piece of sustainably sourced jacaranda wood. Your purchase will grace your home with authentic African style while supporting rural makers with Fair Trade income. The figurines are imported into the United States by Mbare, Ltd. In the language of the Shona People of Zimbabwe, mbare (pronounced “im-bah-ree”) means “a gathering of things” or “marketplace”.
Robbie Stewart, the founder, and president of Mbare, grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe. His enterprise was born out of his vision to provide sustainable sources of income for people and communities beyond what the formal economy provides. He believes that Africa needs trade, not aid. “I have always had an appreciation for local art found at roadside markets, in urban workshops, or at the homes of talented craftspeople. The artistic skills that these artists possess are often passed down through generations and represent an invaluable accumulation of knowledge and talent. Getting to know families that engage in this work has been a privilege for me.”
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