Swimming Hippo Figure

Handmade in Niger1301640

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Soapstone is carved, sanded and etched to create this hippo sculpture. Lay him on the desk as a paperweight and imagine that he’s happily swimming along, semi-submerged in your paperwork.

  • Soapstone
  • 4Lx3Wx1H inches
  • Made in Niger

UPC Code: 732919477955

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Union of Peasants for Self Development

Union of Peasants for Self Development

Artisans working with the Union of Peasants for Self Development (UPAP) make traditional Tuareg leather handicrafts and silver jewelry. The Tuareg, nomadic herders of Saharan north and west Africa, now also work as traders or cultivate crops in fertile oases. Tuareg artisans of UPAP use income from craft production to supplement their subsistence farming and other livelihoods.

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