Jizo & Blue Bird of Happiness statue represents prosperity, hearth and home; Good health, new births and the renewal of springtime. It sits on the shoulder of Jizo, the Japanese Buddha of compassion and protection. Available at threemadfish.com
Fertility Dolls handmade in South Africa. Fertility is of major importance to the Ndebele people. A fertility doll is made (in secret) for the bride by the maternal grandmother and is ritually presented to her when she enters her new hut after the wedding ceremony. www.threemadfish.com
Blue & Red Goodwill Doll - traditionally handmade in Soweto, South Africa. The Tshwaranang-B Co-Op group of ladies get together every day to chat, offer each other support, and most importantly to make things. They create the wonderful 'Goodwill Dolls'. They derive their income from this self help initiative. Fair Trade stamped on card attached to Doll.
Gogo Hippo & Baby - Hand Knitted Animals from Zimbabwe. Each animal comes with a swing tag to tell you their name and the lovely lady they were knitted by. Gogo is the shona word for Grandmother, but she doesn’t need to actually be related to you, anyone can be your Gogo!
Purple Owl in Felt handcrafted in the Himalayas. Fair Trade labeled - Creating jobs for local Nepalese women. A unique piece for the Owl lover, whether child or adult. Ideal as a toy or a soft cushion.