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Banana Fiber Figure: Maasai Warrior

Banana Fiber Figure: Maasai Warrior

$24.00
SKU: HDeBFimw
Availability: 1 in stock

Banana Fiber Maasai Warrior

To create  banana fiber figures, flexible wire is twisted into a rough shape, wood and cardboard may be used for shaping as well.  Strips of different colors of banana fiber are wound, layered or glued on the form to create the figure.  As each one is handmade, each one will have its own personality.  Because of this we image EACH figure separately so you can see their individual character.

This warrior is 4″ tall and stands on a wooden base.



All of our items are hand made in Kenya, Africa. We offer Fair Trade, Green Eco gifts. Our sales provide income for families in Kenya. Thank you for shopping at Aina Moja.
  • Description

    Product Description

    Hand Made Banana Fiber Figure

    When bananas are harvested the stem is cut.  It is the size of a small tree.  Being creative and frugal as well as looking for a way to increase income, a use for this stem would naturally arise .  Bananas are a large grass so the stems can be peeled and the peelings laid out to dry, the leaves can be laid out to dry; the stems and leaves can be stripped and woven into cordage; the stems can be pulped and made into paper.   As the leaves and stems are dried a variety of earthy tan, brown and black appears.

    To create  banana fiber figures, flexible wire is twisted into a rough shape, wood and cardboard may be used for shaping as well.  Strips of different colors of banana fiber are wound, layered or glued on the form to create the figure.  As each one is handmade, each one will have its own personality.  Because of this we image EACH figure separately so you can see their individual character.

    This warrior is 4″ tall and stands on a wooden base.

    A purchase through Aina Moja supports the artist and the projects of  Expanding Opportunities, a 501c3 in USA and a registered NGO in Kenya.

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  • What We Do

    Our Products

    Aina Moja is Kiswahili for "one of a kind". Each item is uniquely hand-made by African artists and therefore, one of a kind. Due to the fact that each item is handmade, actual item may vary slightly from product image.

    Aina Moja products are sold at art and craft fairs throughout the summer and fall as well as in the Aina Moja shop in Belfast, Maine.

    Aina Moja is a member of Fair Trade Gifts and is part of the Artisan Support project of Expanding Opportunities, a 501(3)c organization.

    Our Money

    Our items are purchased directly from artisans in Kenya, Africa and not at tourist stations. The purchase of the items supports individuals and families in Kenya.

    Proceeds from sales of the items at Aina Moja help support the projects of Expanding Opportunities, including the Street Children Fund, STEMS, Camp Forest, Friends Across the Ocean, Books for Kenya, and Distance Learning Centers. Expanding Opportunities has the greater mission of increasing self-sufficiency through educational and charitable projects for people nationally and internationally.


    Aina Moja offers you an opportunity to donate for a child or give to Expanding Opportunities. Add a donation to your order for yourself or give a donation as a gift.