Raffia Animal Mobile
Raffia Animal Mobile
Raffia Animal Mobile
Raffia Animal Mobile

Raffia Animal Mobile

Regular price £20.00 £0.00
Tax included.
This hanging mobile was meticulously handmade by skilled craftspeople in Madagascar. It is made from Raffia and features a majestic Baobab tree at the top, followed by colourful animals.

It is adjustable, so you can move some of the animals up and down and tighten it in different areas. You can made the animals at the bottom hang a bit higher by adjusting, tying a knot and cutting the excess.

*Please note* that each piece is unique and will have different colours and animals. If you have a preference or would like to see a photo of the exact piece you will receive before you buy, please send us a message.

Approximate Dimensions:
Biggest hoop diameter: 19cm
Each animal: 7cm x 6cm x 4cm
Total height: 53cm

We work directly with the artisans to produce our items and always trade fairly.
Since they are completely hand made, there may be small irregularities and inconsistencies between each item.

Do you ever wonder how the items you buy were made and by whom? At Elefair, these details are important to us. Read below to find out how we make our diverse range of products.

Felt 

All of our beautiful felt products are handmade with love and care in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our founder, Ele, travels there twice a year to come up with new designs, visit the factories and oversee production. Over the years she has learnt fluent Nepali and has become good friends with all of our manufacturers and suppliers. By travelling there often, she can ensure that the products are of the highest quality and being produced in ethical conditions (worker safety is considered, no child labour is used and they are given regular breaks). 

Silver

The majority of our silver items are made in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Nepali silversmiths are extremely skilled and often have to deal with power shortages, which can impair their workflow. On her frequent trips to Nepal, our founder Ele visits the silversmiths in their factories, in order to explain new designs and custom orders and to view their new creations. Each silversmith has a different style and speciality! Health and safety can sometimes be a concern in Nepal, so Ele ensures that the workers are in a safe environment. 

 

Balinese Crafts

As with most trips to factories, visiting the woodworker involves a lot of tea! All of our wooden carvings are hand made by our Balinese friend based near Ubud, Bali. He is extremely skilled and efficient and can make absolutely anything out of wood! Ele travels to Bali once every few years to reconnect with the manufacturers, who also make our wooden instruments, metal decorations, kites and other items from natural materials. 

 


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