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Gikomba Carving Cooperative

Wood Giraffe - Hand Carved

Wood Giraffe - Hand Carved

Regular price $44.95 AUD
Regular price Sale price $44.95 AUD
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Stunningly handcrafted giraffe made from jacaranda wood in Kenya. Produced by master carver Richard Kioka who works with a group of Kamba tribesmen (from the Machakos area East of Nairobi) to create these wonderful pieces out of Wild Olive (Oleacea Africana) or Jacaranda. Wild Olive grows throughout East and Southern Africa, and is known to be one of the heaviest woods, it is ideal for carving smaller pieces such as salad servers and bowls with its colour and grain. The Jacaranda is a faster growing bigger tree, more suited to larger carvings as it is a considerably softer wood. In Kenya, carvers must belong to a co-operative to obtain permits to collect wood and market their goods. The Industry is closely managed, providing a sustainable resource for ongoing use. Richard is 38 and works through the Gikomba carving co-operative, he has a young family and is striving to build a good business through his hard work and initiative. Fair Trade made.

Please note that as the statues are handmade, the size, colour and decorative pattern of each one will vary. Giraffe's sold individually.

Dimensions: approximately 47cm in height.

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Domestic Shipping

Free regular shipping (2-8 days) for all orders valued over $75. Flat rate $7.50 regular shipping Australia wide on all orders of $75 and under.

Express shipping (1-5 days) is available at a cost of $12.50 per order, regardless of order value.

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New Zealand - Flat Rate $19.95 on orders 1.5kg and under (3-14 days).

Rest of the World (see country list below) - Flat Rate $39.95 on orders 1.5kg and under (7-21 days).

Orders over 1.5kg will attract an additional flat rate per order of $5.00 for New Zealand and $20 for the Rest of the World. We will email you an invoice for the additional cost and you can pay securely directly through our store.

We are unable to collect taxes or customs duties which may be owing in your home country. If duties are owing, or there is another issue with your order, you will be contacted directly by our courier, your local postal service or government customs offices for payment.

International orders are currently available only for the following countries:

Oceania: New Zealand.

Asia: Brunei, China, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Europe: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

North America: Canada and the United States.

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