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Banana Fiber Arched  Nativity Set Handmade and Fair Trade

Banana Fiber Arched Nativity Set - Esther Kariuki

$ 49.99


Frequently Asked Questions

This Nativity set is handcrafted out of banana fiber wrapped on wire and includes a 10 by 7 inch handmade banana fiber box for storage and display. The tallest piece is 5 inches high.

Meet the Artisans

Banana Fiber Esther Kariuki is an independent artisan who, in her area of Kenya, near Kitui, has organized and trained women in her village to use the dried fiber of the banana plant, which would normally be discarded. The banana fiber is first dried, and then a light varnish applied. Once this process is complete craftspeople cut the fiber into thin strips to make several different items, including boxes, Bao Bab trees and mobiles. The varnish on the banana fiber with its many tones of brown resembles textured tortoise shell. Esther ensures the craftspeople are paid a fair wage for their goods, which has enabled many in her small village to earn a sustainable wage.

Q - How do I qualify for free shipping?

A - All orders over $50 that are shipped to the United States qualify for free shipping and will arrive in 3-4 days.

Q - How long before I receive my order?

A - If you live in the United States your order will deliver in 3-4 days if you selected Priority Mail or you qualified for free shipping.  International orders vary by country.  The most common international countries are:  England, Australia, New Zealand and western Europe take 7 to 10 days.  This does not apply to custom printed orders.

Q - What are Memory Cross cards made of and how durable are they?

A - The small Memory Cross cards are printed on 10 point coated board (think playing cards).  The larger cards which measure 6 x 6 inches are printed on 100 lb. uncoated cover (think Hallmark card).  We've tested each size and they hold up to hundreds of folds.  The larger cards hold up longer because the "hinges" that allow them to fold are larger.  We've tested the larger cards to fold over 500 times.  That being said it is still important for the cards to be folded properly.  Most children can figure it out on their own but if you are giving them to 4 or 4 year olds we recommend that you show them how it works.  If you do not know how they work, we've created a video that you can watch by clicking here.

Q - What guarantee do you offer?

A - Memory Cross offers a 100% money back guarantee if you are not happy for any reason.  We even pick up the cost of shipping the product back.  Here is the link to our full return policy.

Q - Can cards be customized?

A - Yes cards can be customized for churches and businesses.  The minimum order for churches is 250 and for business is 500.


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