HANDMADE IN UGANDA
Add motion and life to your decor with this gorgeous fringed mobile!
Designed by Nina Howard of FLOC, these beautiful pieces are stunning, versatile, and inspiring. Leave this gorgeous piece as a stand-alone statement, or pair with other plates and baskets to transform your space. Hang on the wall or as a mobile to enjoy the eye-catching movement of the piece. Match to throw pillows in your living room or bed set in your bedroom. Each of these breathtaking works of art comes with a hand-stitched loop so you can easily hang and enjoy.
These lovely pieces were made by groups of women in small cooperatives across rural areas of Uganda in an ethical, fair trade environment. They weave together sweetgrass and raffia using a sewing needle to achieve these incredible pieces of art.
- Approximately 18” W x 36” H
- Fair Trade, Nest Seal of Transparency
- Made in Uganda
- Products are made from all natural fibers of raffia and sweetgrass
- Organic dyes are used to dye the raffia
- Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.
Made of the highest quality natural fibers in an ethical, fair trade environment. Raffia is wound stitch by stitch around a small sweetgrass bundle. Handwoven by a woman in remote regions of Uganda.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS (CLEANING, FADING & MOISTURE)
- Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge in water.
- If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean the basket.
- Avoid using chemicals or detergents.
- All natural products with little or no coloring do well in direct sunlight.
- Due to being all natural fibers, keep dyed products out of direct sunlight for long periods of time to avoid natural fading.
- Avoid temperature changes when possible
- If products are being stored for more than 2 weeks, please keep in a temperature controlled environment, elevated off of a concrete floor to avoid fluctuating cold and warm temperatures that could create mold.
Meaning & Purpose
FLOC was founded by Australian designer Nina Howard. In East Africa, Nina partners with artisans to design eye-catching moving art pieces from locally-sourced natural materials. This product holds significant meaning and purpose. Handmade by an artisan in rural Uganda over the course of several days in her home. The sale of this product means a fair wage and an opportunity to provide for her family where few job opportunities exist. By pairing market access with training and education, KAZI artisans are earning 10x traditional wages and are transforming into well respected business leaders in their communities, helping lead and create a positive future.