Adorable ornaments made from the fibers of abaca, a species of banana plant native to the Philippines. Dimensions for reindeer include abaca vine antlers. Set of 2.
reindeer: 6 1/2in. h x 5 1/4in. w x 2in. d, bear: 4in. h x 5 1/2in. w x 2 1/2in. d
Handmade by Community Crafts Association of the Philippines (CCAP) artisans. CCAP is one of the oldest fair-trade organizations in the Philippines. Since 1973, CCAP has been marketing handcrafts for marginalized Filipino artisans through trading relationships built on partnership.
CCAP uses a strategy they call 'development marketing", which promotes community development by creating employment and livelihood opportunities for craftspeople by marketing their work. The organization assists community-based enterprises to become effectively organized and self-reliant by providing them with training programs, organizational development, and markets for their products.
CCAP artisans use locally available natural fibers like bamboo, rattan, coconut, and other vines and grasses to weave their quality products.