Maasai Weaving Project

We will teach Maasai women in Kenya to weave and knit the plastic bags littering the environment into beautiful, marketable items.
Environment
$3,875USD
raised of $3,800 goal
102%
0 time left
This campaign started on Apr 01 and closed on April 30, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
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Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on April 30, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Ashe oleng! (Thanks! in Maa)

    A big thank you and knowledge that you are making a difference with your support!

    Estimated delivery: May 2013

    1 claimed

  • $25USD
    Tapestry dedication

    Your name will be displayed along with an evergrowing "plarn" tapestry that I am knitting while this campaign is active. With every donation, I will add a recycled glass lens to the tapestry to reflect light and pay tribute to all the wonderful people making this possible. This sculptural piece will be exhibited along with photographs documenting the trip to Kenya after I return.

    Estimated delivery: May 2013

    9 claimed

  • $40USD
    Abstract notecards

    Set of 8 notecards picturing abstract photographs of the "plarn" tapestry.

    Estimated delivery: May 2013

    6 out of 25 claimed

  • $60USD
    t-shirt

    Bold red t-shirt (the traditional color of the Maasai) emblazoned with an image of a beloved cow and the words "Biotisho Enkop" meaning "healthy environment" in Maa. Wear this shirt proudly and then use the provided instructions to upcycle it by turning it into knittable yarn.

    Estimated delivery: May 2013

    4 claimed

  • $100USD
    t-shirt and pinwheel

    T-shirt as above and your own build-a-pinwheel kit! I've cut and drilled various recyclables for you to construct this wonderful toy. Entertain yourself and impress your friends.

    Estimated delivery: May 2013

    3 out of 25 claimed

  • $500USD
    Maasai presentation

    If you live in the DC/Baltimore area or near me in Brattleboro, Vermont, I will come to your school, community or home and give a presentation on Maasai culture and African wildlife of the Mara. I have lots of cool things to pass around including dried elephant dung (used as medicine and as a fire starter) and shoes made from recycled tires.

    Estimated delivery: October 2013

    0 out of 4 claimed

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