Globally sourced gifts to travel the world from home
What are global gifts? Think of globally sourced items, git ideas that for the gal who loved to travel and looks forward to the day where she can safely do so again, and gifts that bring different parts of the world to her.
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The Nala Pom Pom Box in Dusk above and below is a lovely decorative box perfect for keeping small items. Use this small lidded basket for jewelry storage, or simply as a decorative accent in any room. This uniquely shaped container brings a touch of authentic African basketweaving to modern urban home decor. Weaving together natural colored fiber with deep navy blue, this whimsical basket beautifully integrates contemporary African design with any home decor.
I love gifts that are home decor that remind me of places I've either travelled to or would love to travel to. I'm not talking about the typical tourist-y souvenirs you get while travelling but the more unique, the handmade that represent the artisans of an area, helps support local workers and crafters etc..
54kibo sources items like these such as hand-woven baskets made in Rwanda created with an authentic African weaving technique like the ones pictured above and below.
Made in Rwanda by local weavers, the yellow straw bowl below is made from all natural fibers of sisal and sweet grass with organic dyes used to achieve the soft yellow color. Adding this decorative basket to a shelf will bring a touch of colorful, inspired decor to your living space. I can totally imagine having a few of these bowls in my home for my keys, my phone or just as a lovely decoration all on its own.
Contemporary African design is inspiring the global design landscape. So why isn't it accessible worldwide?
Born in Ghana, raised in South Africa, and now living in New York, their founder, Nana Quagraine always loved the unique contemporary African design items she found on trips home. But while African designers often inspire global design, she realized these designer's creations were largely under-represented and hard to access globally.
Nana founded 54kibo along with a team of executives, investors, and advisors committed to sharing the vast creativity and talent the African diaspora has to offer the world.
Look at how lovely the Large Pale Blush Giving Bowl is pictured above. Can you see it in your entranceway, in your living room, bedroom and well really any room? This Giving Bowlshowcases a sunburst pattern known as the "hope" design, reminiscent of the Rwandan flag, which stands for the country's hope for a new dawn and brighter future.
This blush straw bowl like the yellow one is made from the same all natural fibers by local weavers with organic dyes used to achieve the soft blush pink color. Not only could this basket be a centrepiece, hold items even fruit it could also be a wall hanging to showcase the craftsmanship.
With items like the baskets from 54kibo you are bringing the world to your home, items made with pride and craftsmanship and using local talent and technique. They don't just have baskets they have many other wonderful items too like throw pillows such as the ones above.
Both pillows above are handmade and designed in Tunisia. They are both understated and eye-catching. I love that they have neutral tones that can be integrated with anybody's style yet still bringing some contemporary African design into their home. However for those who like more color in their decor and bolder designs they have these
These are for those who love the color, fun designs and want their decor accents to pop. My daughter has hinted that she would lvoe a couple of these.
If you're still looking for more fun and decorative ideas bring some to the dining room like architecture-inspired, colorful placemats - soft, handwoven Ethiopian cloth napkins.
It's like bringing a small piece of the world to your dining room table and the colors and designs are fabulous. Of course 54kibo has more to offer with gift ideas for every part of your home including the nursery. Make sure to check out their global gifts and bring a piece of the world to your home.
I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.