Banana Fiber Santa in a Boat Ornament

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Santa in a boat Christmas ornament handmade from banana fiber. A very cute eco friendly addition to the Christmas tree

This ornament comes with a loop for the tree. The boat features Santa and is approximately 3.5" long. Santa is hand-painted. The story behind the art: women in the villages in Kenya, near Kitui, are educated and trained on the handmade craft of recycling the dried fiber of banana plants, which would normally be discarded. They use their talents to transform the banana fiber into new, eco-friendly art forms. First, the banana fiber is dried, and then a light varnish is applied. The varnish on the banana fiber, with its many shades of brown, resembles textured tortoiseshell. Once the process is complete, the artisans cut the fiber into strips to make one-of-a-kind goods.
Made in Kenya