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MADE51 Desert Moon Ornament, Crafted by Tuareg refugees in Niger

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MADE51 is a project of the UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees), a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people. By pairing refugee artisans with experienced social enterprises in their host country, MADE51 stimulates local economies while fostering a mutually beneficial relationship between refugee artisans and their hosts.

MADE51 works with five refugee artisan groups in Africa. This beautiful Desert Moon ornament is crafted by Tuareg refugees living in Niger. The metalwork used to create this crescent moon highlights impressive heritage techniques that are used to create both utilitarian and decorative objects. As nomadic pastoralists who traditionally inhabit a vast area in the Sahara Desert, the desert moon is a symbol of protection and prosperity.

Each ornament is individually packaged and ready for gift-giving in a MADE51 box, complete with an artisan story card.

Dimensions: 3" x 2.5"

Crafted from: Aluminum, nickel

Made in: Burkina Faso