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Think about what you could possibly be doing on the day after Thanksgiving.  There is a reason why it is referred to as Black Friday, ya know.  Argh.  How about catching up with friends with huge mugs of steaming Joe or tea, huddle around the 'puter and shop 'til you don't feel like you will drop.  Have all your gifts shipped right to your door.  Leave the car in the driveway.   As always, enjoy the perk of free shipping as a token of gratitude for supporting Fair Trade.  Remember that the gifts you purchase are  also a beautifully karmic gesture for humanity~price included.   When you buy Aunt Mabel those hand crafted sterling silver earrings,  snatch up a wallet for your mailman and grab the handmade Kalimba Thumb Piano for your boyfriend, you also buy an artisan and their village a sustainable wage and a sense of pride.  Giving is the greatest gift of all.

Kahero Farm, one of our featured artisans is just about 10 miles north of the Equator in the Great Rift Valley. It was a forest many years ago where people cut down trees for firewood and charcoal.
The new owners of the farm saved the brown olive (olea africana) stumps of trees that were cut down decades earlier and taught the local herdsmen to carve bowls and spoons from the aged wood. No two bowls are alike. Every bowl is made according to the grain in the wood. The only power tool is a chain saw used to cut the stumps into workable pieces. After that, the carvers use machetes, chisels, and other homemade tools, some made from old harrow disks. The bowls are finished with broken glass bottles and sand paper and are then dipped in liquid paraffin, which protects the beauty of the wood.
There is no carving workshop on Kahero Farms. The workshop is where the herdsman sits chipping away while watching the sheep and cattle in the field. The herdsmen are paid a fair price for the pieces they create.
(Courtesy of Gifts With Humanity)

In addition to the amazing products offered by Kahero Farm, check out and support the other amazing artisans and their wares as well.

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