Artists in the region of Kisii, Kenya, have worked with stone for generations.

 

They mine, chunk, chisel, sand, wet-sand, polish and sometimes even paint native rock into gorgeous sculptures and fun creations.  

Jennie Misner, founder of Venture Imports and business partner with these coops, has worked for over a decade with Fair Trade.  She is tireless in her endeavor to give ongoing, fair business to her artist partners in Kenya while sourcing beautiful sculptures.

 

Made by hand from broken guitar strings.

 

Hand made in Guatemala, Prema works intimately with this coop and one other with design and teaching technique.  Each of these whimsical pieces are unique and adorned with glass and wooden beads.