This set of two handmade wire bicycles, each with a raffia loop, make unique holiday ornaments. Each bicycle is approx 4 inches in size. Called a "boda boda" by the locals, bicycles are used as public transportation (you ride on a padded rack on the back) and are named for the bicycles used to transport people across the border between Uganda and Kenya - from border to border.
Meet the Artisans
Creative Alternatives works with marginalized producers in rural and urban areas of Kenya. The producers take pride in the product ideas they are able to develop and market through Creative Alternatives. The producers are self employed men and women, largely young and middle aged, who have failed to get formal employment. They have thus had to seek employment in the jua kali (which translates into hot sun in the Swahili language) sector. They work in groups, small family owned businesses or as individuals.
Made of recycled copper and steel wire with local beer caps for wheels this bicycle pin is approximately 2 inches long with a safety pin closure. Called "boda boda" by the locals, bicycles are used as public transportation (you ride on a padded rack on the back) and are named for the bikes used to transport people across the border between Uganda and Kenya -rom border to border.
Hand painted sheets of misprinted bottle caps are adorned with recycled wire and beads in these cute holiday pins from Kenya. With a safety pin closure the pin is approximately 3 inches tall and will lighten up the holiday season. Perfect for small gifts for the office, social groups, teachers, parties, and stockings.
Delightful dancing heart earrings made from painted tin can and copper wire are accented with colorful Maasai beads. Earrings hang approximately 1.5 inches from lead free silver metal hooks. Set of 10.