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Functional handicrafts

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A whole host of fun and functional items, all hand made in Africa

Please have a look through what we have on offer, and you can look more specifically by going to the drop down menu.

Functional handicrafts from Africa.

So often, we need things around the house, and we have tried to find a range of handicrafts from Africa that are not only useful, but fun, pretty and original

We have items for all ages, men and women, so we hope you will enjoy looking.

There are money boxes, to help save up for something special, a range of animal boxes from Swaziland, and beaded ones from Kenya. We have an assortment of hooks for around the house, and candle holders for indoor or outdoor use. Bookmarks, jug nets, and more. Happy hunting.

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Animal Bookmarks

£1.95

Hand painted animal bookmarks
Made in Kenya

£1.95
£1.95

Animal Bookmarks

Baobab Trees from banana leaf

£6.95

Stylish way to display earrings or necklaces, or use decoratively at Christmas or Easter.

Small decorations look stunning hanging on these baobabs, on the table or window sill.

£6.95
£6.95

Baobab Trees from banana leaf

Sale

Beaded candle holder or pencil pot – lucky dip

£4.25

SALE, NOW ONLY £4.25/£4.50

Was £5.85/6.45

Bright and pretty, these hand crafted beaded pots can be used for all sorts of things around the house.

£4.25
£4.25

Beaded candle holder or pencil pot – lucky dip

Beaded Maasai dog collar 13″

£15.95
This dog collar is hand made by the Maasai tribe of Kenya.  This is a tribe that is well known for their fabulous bead work. Now they have diversified so
£15.95
£15.95

Beaded Maasai dog collar 13″

£16.95Add to basket

Beaded Maasai dog collar 14″

£16.95

Geometric patterned collar, 1.25″ wide

£16.95
£16.95

£16.95Add to basket

Beaded Maasai dog collar 14″

£17.95Add to basket

Beaded Maasai dog collar 16″

£17.95

Unique beaded dog collar made with seed beads on leather in Kenya

£17.95
£17.95

£17.95Add to basket

Beaded Maasai dog collar 16″

£14.95Add to basket

Beaded Maasai dog collars 11″

£14.95

Fits 11.5″-14″
Width 1.25″

£14.95
£14.95

£14.95Add to basket

Beaded Maasai dog collars 11″

£17.95Add to basket

Beaded Maasai dog collars 15″

£17.95
This dog collar is hand made by the Maasai tribe of Kenya.  This is a tribe that is well known for their fabulous bead work. Now they have diversified so
£17.95
£17.95

£17.95Add to basket

Beaded Maasai dog collars 15″

Beaded Maasai dog collars 17″

£19.95
This dog collar is hand made by the Maasai tribe of Kenya.  This is a tribe that is well known for their fabulous bead work. Now they have diversified so
£19.95
£19.95

Beaded Maasai dog collars 17″

Beaded Maasai dog collars 17″ narrow

£17.95

Lovely beaded dog collars in bands of bright colours, made in Kenya of seed beads on leather

£17.95
£17.95

Beaded Maasai dog collars 17″ narrow

Beaded Maasai dog collars 18″

£19.95
This dog collar is hand made by the Maasai tribe of Kenya.  This is a tribe that is well known for their fabulous bead work. Now they have diversified so
£19.95
£19.95

Beaded Maasai dog collars 18″

Beaded Maasai dog collars 19″

£22.95
This dog collar is hand made by the Maasai tribe of Kenya.  This is a tribe that is well known for their fabulous bead work. Now they have diversified so
£22.95
£22.95

Beaded Maasai dog collars 19″

Beaded trinket boxes – oval lime green

£3.50

Handmade bead boxes used on their own or as a gift box

£3.50
£3.50

Beaded trinket boxes – oval lime green

Beaded trinket boxes – oval teal

£3.50

Use for precious things or as a gift box

£3.50
£3.50

Beaded trinket boxes – oval teal

Beaded trinket boxes – round blue

£3.50

Beaded trinket boxes in three sizes. Can be purchased together if desired.

£3.50
£3.50

Beaded trinket boxes – round blue

Beaded trinket boxes – round lime green

£3.50

Handmade in Kenya, great container for little gifts or to keep your precious things safe.

£3.50
£3.50

Beaded trinket boxes – round lime green

Beaded trinket boxes – round purple

£3.50

Lovely beaded boxes to keep those small treasures safe.

£3.50
£3.50

Beaded trinket boxes – round purple

Bee trinket box

£4.95

Showing box with lid open, price shown for one item.

£4.95
£4.95

Bee trinket box

Bookmark with little people, using recycled products

£2.95

Handmade paper and recycled scrap metal people on a bookmark

£2.95
£2.95

Bookmark with little people, using recycled products

Buffalo trophy head hook in telephone wire

£6.50

Single hook handmade in bright coloured telephone wire 

£6.50
£6.50

Buffalo trophy head hook in telephone wire

Bush baby trinket boxes

£4.95

Showing box with lid open, price shown for one item.

£4.95
£4.95

Bush baby trinket boxes

£22.50Add to basket

Chameleon beaded multi hook

£22.50

Beaded multi hooks of beaded chameleon

£22.50
£22.50

£22.50Add to basket

Chameleon beaded multi hook

£18.95Add to basket

Chicken beaded basket for eggs

£18.95

Wire basket to hold eggs with beaded chicken head and trim

£18.95
£18.95

£18.95Add to basket

Chicken beaded basket for eggs

£10.50Add to basket

Chicken telephone wire triple hooks

£10.50

Triple hooks handcrafted from telephone wire in South Africa

£10.50
£10.50

£10.50Add to basket

Chicken telephone wire triple hooks

£4.50Read more

Crocodile magnet

£4.50

Magnetic telephone wire animals on wire frame. Handmade in South Africa.

£4.50
£4.50

£4.50Read more

Crocodile magnet

Dragonfly bead hook

£4.50

Single wire and seed bead hook handmade in South Africa

£4.50
£4.50

Dragonfly bead hook

Elephant magnet

£4.50

Telephone wire elephant magnet

£4.50
£4.50

Elephant magnet

£10.50Add to basket

Elephant telephone wire triple hooks

£10.50

Triple hook handmade using telephone wire

£10.50
£10.50

£10.50Add to basket

Elephant telephone wire triple hooks

Elephant trinket box

£4.95

The price is for one box, two in picture to show the lid.

£4.95
£4.95

Elephant trinket box

Felt angel magnet – lucky dip

£3.95

Price for one randomly selected angel

£3.95
£3.95

Felt angel magnet – lucky dip

Felt angel magnet – reds

£3.95

Mainly red angel with bead hair and decoration. Priced for one

£3.95
£3.95

Felt angel magnet – reds

Floral recycled bottle box, large

£3.85
Recycled gift box made from a used plastic bottle. Created entirely by hand, first cut, then decorated and finished off, down to the button on the lid. A
£3.85
£3.85

Floral recycled bottle box, large

Flowery containers from recycled bottles , small

£4.85

These fun zipped containers can be used for all sorts of things. All entirely handmade by women in an area outside Cape Town, of recycled small plastic bottles.  Each one takes two bottles, as you can see, and then a strong zip sewn in between them.

£4.85
£4.85

Flowery containers from recycled bottles , small

Flowery recycled bottle box, small

£3.55
Plastic bottles recycled in this clever way, making attractive and useful boxes. Can be used as a gift box that lasts - fill it with sweets, or a
£3.55
£3.55

Flowery recycled bottle box, small

Flowery recycled bottle containers, large

£6.95
Recycled pencil cases or any other container you want it to be. Handcrafted in South Africa from recycled plastic bottles, hand decorated, with a strong zip sewn through
£6.95
£6.95

Flowery recycled bottle containers, large

Frog beaded hook

£4.50

Hand crafted frog hook in seed beads from South Africa

£4.50
£4.50

Frog beaded hook

Frog trinket box

£4.95

Showing box with lid open, price shown for one item.

£4.95
£4.95

Frog trinket box

Funky bead ostrich magnet

£5.75

This magnet will be a talking point anywhere.  Hand crafted in South Africa, a really fun beaded ostrich.

£5.75
£5.75

Funky bead ostrich magnet

Gecko candle holder – beaded

£14.95

Beaded geckos designed to hold a candle or tea light in their tails

£14.95
£14.95

Gecko candle holder – beaded

Giraffe magnets

£4.50

Giraffe magnets made from telephone wire.

£4.50
£4.50

Giraffe magnets

Heart hook

£5.25

Ornamental and useful hook for all rooms

£5.25
£5.25

Heart hook

Heart trinket boxes

£4.95

Choice of handmade heart boxes ideal Valentine’s present

£4.95
£4.95

Heart trinket boxes

Hedgehog trinket box

£4.95

Showing box with lid open, price shown for one item.

£4.95
£4.95

Hedgehog trinket box

Kudu trophy head hook in telephone wire

£6.50

Fun single hook trophy head on shield

£6.50
£6.50

Kudu trophy head hook in telephone wire

Ladybird beaded hook

£4.50

Single beaded wall hook handmade by the Zulu tribe

£4.50
£4.50

Ladybird beaded hook

Lion magnets

£4.50

Lion telephone wire magnets

£4.50
£4.50

Lion magnets

Lion trinket box

£4.95

Two boxes are shown for the small size, to show the lid, but the price is for one box.

£4.95
£4.95

Lion trinket box

Money box – cow in papier maché

£6.50

Each one individually painted so designs vary on a base of turquoise blue

£6.50
£6.50

Money box – cow in papier maché

Money box – crazy bird in papier maché

£6.50

Each mad bird individually painted so designs vary on a base of red.

£6.50
£6.50

Money box – crazy bird in papier maché

Money box – elephant in papier maché

£6.50

SALE, NOW ONLY £4.75

Was £6.50

Each ellie individually painted so designs vary on a base of pink

£6.50
£6.50

Money box – elephant in papier maché

Money box – mouse in papier maché

£6.50

SALE, NOW ONLY £4.75

Was £6.50

Each mouse individually painted so designs vary on a base of orange.

£6.50
£6.50

Money box – mouse in papier maché

Money box – pig in papier maché

£6.50

Each piggy individually painted so designs vary on a base of purple

£6.50
£6.50

Money box – pig in papier maché

Piggy trinket box

£4.95

Showing box with lid open, price shown for one item.

£4.95
£4.95

Piggy trinket box

Recycled bottle container with dolly bag top

£4.85
Recycled small dolly bag entirely made in South Africa by a group of women, who are learning new management and practical skills, as well as earning a decent
£4.85
£4.85

Recycled bottle container with dolly bag top

Recycled bottle containers, small

£4.85
Plastic recycled container hand crafted from small plastic bottles.  Two bottle are decorated by hand, and a zip sewn between them to make this fun container. The work
£4.85
£4.85

Recycled bottle containers, small

Recycled bottle gift box – patterned

£3.85
Recycled bottle gift box made entirely by hand from thrown away plastic drinks bottles. Each one individually created, no two identical, and all made by a self-help group
£3.85
£3.85

Recycled bottle gift box – patterned

Scottie dog beaded hook

£4.50

Single beaded hook handmade in South Africa

£4.50
£4.50

Scottie dog beaded hook

Small dishes

£5.95

Approx 4″

£5.95
£5.95

Small dishes

Small lizard dishes

£5.95

Approx 4″

£5.95
£5.95

Small lizard dishes

Soapstone boxes

£7.25

All hand carved and decorated

£7.25
£7.25

Soapstone boxes

Soapstone boxes

£7.25

Each box is hand carved and decorated

£7.25
£7.25

Soapstone boxes

Soapstone boxes

£7.25

Each box individually made in Kenya

£7.25
£7.25

Soapstone boxes

Soapstone heart box

£4.95

Each box hand carved and decorated in Kisii, Kenya

£4.95
£4.95

Soapstone heart box

Soapstone lizard boxes

£7.25

All carved and hand painted in Kenya

£7.25
£7.25

Soapstone lizard boxes

Warthog magnet

£4.50

Warthogs handmade from telephone wire

£4.50
£4.50

Warthog magnet

£10.50Add to basket

Zebra telephone wire triple hooks

£10.50

Handmade in South Africa of telephone wire

£10.50
£10.50

£10.50Add to basket

Zebra telephone wire triple hooks

Zulu doll magnet

£4.50

Cheer up the fridge with this hand crafted Zulu girl magnet, with her beaded hair and collar.

£4.50
£4.50

Zulu doll magnet