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Wood Animal - Hippo
Wood Animal - Hippo

Wood Animal - Hippo

$25.00 USD
  • Small (7 cms)

Adorable and minimalistic, these handcrafted wood Hippos are made by the artisans from the Luangwa Artisan Collective. Using locally sourced mukwa wood, these cute wooden trinkets make for the perfect decoration in any Hippo lovers home. 

The artisans from Luangwa Artisan Collective are independent artisans that work out from Tribal Textiles, and all sale proceeds go directly to them and their families. We train those local artists in product development and business skills such as merchandising, accounting and pricing. We work with them to create beautiful products and give them access to local and international wholesale markets. We built for them an all-weather work and market place on Tribal Textiles ground, where they can sell to visitors.

While the design and technique are the same, each artisan has his own way of carving, making each piece unique in its own special way. The mukwa wood used is sourced from trees that have naturally-fallen or are licensed by the Community Resources Board.

  • Sold individually
  • Handmade using 100% local mukwa wood
  • Each piece may vary slightly due to its handcrafted nature
  • Ethically handcrafted in South Luangwa, Zambia