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Beautiful Decorative Gourd: , Hand Crafted | Fair Trade

£19.80 Incl. VAT

Decorative Gourd

  • Hand crafted
  • Natural and sustainable
  • Fair trade

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Decorative Gourd

This stunning decorative gourd has been hand carved by skilled artisans in Kenya and features depictions of African animals and a variety of traditional shapes and patterns

The gourds  have not been painted and so their natural colouring and texture is a real feature in itself

Supplied with a ring made of banana leaves to allow the gourd to sit upright

Gourds are grown in Northern and Eastern Kenya and are traditionally used to store and carry water and food. Having been collected and dried in villages, the gourds are then transported to Nairobi where they are hollowed out, painted and carved

The sale of this product supports traditional skills and helps to provide an income upcountry in the villages as well as in Nairobi where each workshop employs 5 people

Gourds are the fruits of some members of the curcubitaceae plants (the family of plants that include pumpkins and butternut squash), and are a highly sustainable resource

Due to this item being a natural product and hand crafted, the one you receive may differ slightly from the ones shown in the photo

Measurements: Diameter approximately 19cm. Height vary due to this being part of a plant

Materials: Gourd

Origin: Kenya, Africa

Credentials: Hand crafted, fair trade, sustainable, natural

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Postage

Postage starts at £3.99 for second class delivery via Royal Mail
1st class and next day options will also be available at checkout.

(Greeting cards are sent 1st class at £1.80)

All items will be posted the day after receiving payment, other than orders received on Sat/Sun or Bank Holiday, which will be posted the next available working day.
Our full Delivery and returns details can be found here - https://nearandfair.co.uk/delivery-and-returns/

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