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    Kenyan Kenana Knitter Critters

    Posted by Janie Viehman on July 29, 2014 in Featured Merchandise

    Hand-Made Stuffed Animals

    From the tranquil farming community of Njoro comes the most precious hand knit animals around. A group of Kenyan women craft these one-of-a-kind critters by hand. They gather wool from the nearby Kenana Farm then wash and dye the wool with all natural plant dyes. The final step of the process involves the women spinning the wool on old bicycle wheels!

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    Tibet Home Rugs and Customs

    Posted by Janie Viehman on July 28, 2014 in Featured Weaver

    Simple Creative Tibetan Rugs

    By creating carpets that are both rich in quality and durability, they have become known for their unique, hand-woven designs and quick turnaround for custom orders. Located in New York City, the company manufactures, imports and retails carpets that feature vibrant colors and utilize traditional weaving techniques to create rugs that are made from 100 percent Tibetan sheep wool and silk.

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    Topics: Featured Weaver