Bookends from Rwanda: Zebra

by: Azizi Life

Category: Bookends


A Hand-Carved Display for Your Home

Each one carved from a single piece of wood, these bookends truly are functional art. What a great way to add style and organization to your bookshelf or to showcase your favorite books. Jacaranda trees, from which these bookends are made, add to the beauty of the Rwandan landscape, with their delicate leaves and lavender blooms. A fast-growing tree, the Jacaranda grows back even after it has been cut, making it a renewable resource. Bookends also make a fabulous gift. Pick up a pair today!



The Story Behind the Product: Frederic Nyandwi & COASINYA Cooperative

Frederic Nyandwi is a husband, father, and skilled wood carver who specializes in carving beautiful decorative items for the home. When he first began working for himself in 1993, Fredric had a vision to not only develop his own skills and livelihood, but also to train others in the art and profession of woodcarving. With the support of the Rwandan government, Frederic trained more than 13 young artisans between 2009 and 2011. At the beginning of 2012, some of these newly trained woodcarvers joined together with Frederic to form an artisans’ cooperative, the COASINYA Cooperative.



Product Details

Dimensions and Qualities
  • Hand-carved from locally-sourced Jacaranda wood
  • Measures 11.5" tall x 10.5" wide x 4.75" from head to tail
  • Masterfully created by Rwandan artists
  • Sold in pairs
  • Care: dust with smooth, dry cloth. 
Origins and Guarantee
  • Made in Rwanda
  • Created by artisans via Azizi Life
  • Ships from the U.S.
  • 100% money back guarantee, for up to 90 days


Fair Trade Product Features

Your purchase supports the work of talented Rwandan woodworkers who are earning wages for their families.

Allows dignity to return in the lives of those who were previously unable to provide for their families.

Part of the Jesus' Economy shopping model, benefiting developing world communities.






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