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Bottlecap Motorcycle
SKU: rcv-71

Recycled bottlecaps, wire, rubber.
(Approx. 8"l. x 4" w. x 5 1/2" h.)
Colors and design details vary.  Currently available in yellow (Tusker beer).

$38

Madagascar Airplane Sculpture/Ornament
SKU: ORN-53

Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(5 3/4" l. x 6 1/2" w. x 2 1/2" h.)
Airplanes come in assorted tin-can types.

$29

Madagascar Train Engine Ornaments
SKU: ORN-42

Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(4" l. x 1 1/4" w. x 2 1/4" h.)
Train Engines come in assorted colors and tin-can types.
Come in sets of two Engines.

$28/pair

Madagascar Motor-scooters
SKU: RCV-90

Madagascar.
Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(3 3/4" l. x 2" w. x 2 3/4" h.)
Vehicles come in assorted makes, colors and tin-can types.  
Sold in sets of two motor-scooters
 

$28/pair

Madagascar Tugboat Ornaments
SKU: ORN-43

Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(4" l. x 1 3/4" w. x 2 1/2" h.)
Tugboats come in assorted colors and tin-can types.
Come in sets of two.

$28/pair

"Faux Ivory" PVC Bracelets from Namibia - Wide Cuff
SKU: PVC-1

No elephants were harmed in the making of these bracelets!  These "faux ivory" bracelets are cut from recycled pvc plumbing pipe by Himba artisans in Namibia.  The outer surface is blackened and traditional designs are cut into the surface.  Cuff bracelets are 2 1/2" diameter but expand larger, and come in three widths.
Wide cuff:  1 1/4" wide
Bracelets come in assorted designs.

 

$26

Burkina Tin Bugs (large)
SKU: TinBuglg

Recycled tin cans and wire (5"l. x 2" h)
Made from insecticide cans!
Assorted colors & designs
(8" to 14" l.)

$22 each

"Faux Ivory" PVC Bracelets from Namibia - Medium Cuff
SKU: PVC-2

No elephants were harmed in the making of these bracelets!  These "faux ivory" bracelets are cut from recycled pvc plumbing pipe by Himba artisans in Namibia.  The outer surface is blackened and traditional designs are cut into the surface.  Cuff bracelets are 2 1/2" diameter but expand larger, and come in three widths.
Medium cuff:  7/8" wide
Bracelets come in assorted designs.

$20

Recycled Potato Chip Bag Chickens (small)
SKU: RC-80s

Recycled plastic potato-chip & snack-food bags & wire.
Assorted colors.
(approx. 4 1/2 "l. x 4 1/2" h.)

$19

Recycled Plastic Bag Pig - small
SKU: RC-81s

Recycled plastic bags & wire
(approx. 4 "l. x 3" h.)

$19

Tin Can Frog
SKU: rc-74

Recycled wire, tin or aluminum cans with glass marble eyes
Come in assorted colors (orange soda can shown)
(approx. 6" long)

10% off

$19 each $17.10 ea

Tin Can Alligator
SKU: rc-75

Recycled wire, tin or aluminum cans with glass marble eyes
Come in assorted colors (blue soda can shown)
(approx. 10" long)

10% off

$19 each $17.10 ea

Mini Bicycles
SKU: rcv-79

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 6 3/4"l. x 1 3/4" w. x 3 3/4" h.)
Assorted colors - red, blue, green.

$16

Madagascar Volkswagen Beetle Ornament
SKU: ORN-51

Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(3 1/4" l. x 1 3/4" w. x 1 3/4" h.)
Cars come in assorted colors and tin-can types.

$15

Madagascar Fire Engine Ornament
SKU: ORN-54

Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(4 1/4" l. x 1 1/4" w. x 1 3/4" h.)
Fire Trucks come in assorted tin-can types.

$15

Recycled Steel Elephant Mask from Zimbabwe
SKU: ZMSK-06

Recycled steel from automobiles.  (10 1/2" x 16" x 10").  
Exact colors will vary depending on the original car!

$110

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Motorcycle with Sidecar
SKU: rcv-47

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 10 1/4"l. x 4 1/4" w. x 6" h.)

FEATURED IN 2006 UN WORLD URBAN FORUM IN VANCOUVER

$78

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Bottle-cap Tote-Bag
SKU: RC-75

Zimbabwe
Recycled bottle-caps and wire (12" l. x 6" d. x 6 1/2" h. plus handle)
Assorted colors & designs.

 

$58

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Racing Bicycle
SKU: rcv-49

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 12"l. x 3" w. x 6 1/2" h.)
Colors may vary

$54

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
SLR Camera
SKU: rc-52-sm

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber & plastic
(5"w. x 3 1/2" d. x 3 1/4" h. plus strap)
color and brand of tin may vary

FEATURED IN 2006 UN WORLD URBAN FORUM IN VANCOUVER

$52

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Papier Mache-covered Bowls
SKU: Papbowl-lg

Wola Nani!
Papier Mache-covered Bowls
South Africa
Fabulous bowls decorated with colorful labels from sardine, pilchard and other cans! Made and sold to raise money for the South African AIDS charity, Wola Nani.

Comes in assorted colors/designs.
(10"diam. x 5" h.)

$42 each

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
SKU: rcv-83

South Africa

Plastic-covered copper telephone wire, steel wire.

(Approx. 6 1/2"l. x 3 1/4" w. x 4 1/2" h.)  Colors vary.

$25

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Tin Can Gecko
SKU: rc-72

Recycled wire, tin or aluminum cans with glass marble eyes
Come in assorted colors (grape soda can shown)
(approx. 12" long)

$19 each

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Tin Can Chameleon
SKU: rc-73

Recycled wire, tin or aluminum cans with glass marble eyes
Come in assorted colors (Coca-Cola can shown)
(approx. 7" long)

$19 each

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Sardine-can Kalimba
SKU: rc-78

Recycled sardine-can, wire, wood
(4"l. x 2 1/4" w. x 1 3/4" h.)

$18

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Nescafe Truck
SKU: rcv-59

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber,
(21 1/2"l. x 4 1/2" w. x 8" h.)

$145

Product Status: 
Sold
Tomato Paste Citroen
SKU: rcv-44

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber flip-flop.  c.2000.
(Approx. 11 3/4"l. x 6" w. x 4 1/4" h.)

$125

Product Status: 
Sold
Recycled Steel Cape Buffalo Mask
SKU: ZMSK-04

Recycled steel from automobiles.  (16.5" x 10" x 3.5").
Exact colors will vary depending on the original car!

$95

Product Status: 
Sold
The Hippo and the Boater Pushtoy
SKU: AFR-Folk9

Zimbabwe, c.1995
wood and steel wire painted with oil paint
(9" h. x 7 1/2" w. x 13 1/2" d. plus wire handle)
Colors and exact design vary.

$88

Product Status: 
Sold
Man with an Ox-cart Pushtoy
SKU: AFR-Folk10

Zimbabwe, c.1995
wood and steel wire painted with oil paint
(9" h. x 7 3/4" w. x 14" d. plus wire handle)
Colors and exact design vary.

$78

Product Status: 
Sold
Racing Bike
SKU: rcv-82

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 10 1/2" l. x 3 1/4" w. x 7" h.)
Colors will vary

$68

Product Status: 
Sold
Extra Large Racing Bike
SKU: RCV-85

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic & wood.
(Approx. 14 1/2" l. x 4 1/2" w. x 10 1/2" h.)

$68

Product Status: 
Sold
The Swimmer and the Crocodile Pushtoy
SKU: AFR-Folk11

Zimbabwe, c.1995
wood and steel wire painted with oil paint
(7" h. x 7" w. x 18 1/2" d. plus wire handle)
Colors and exact design vary.

$68

Product Status: 
Sold
Bottle-cap Beetle
SKU: rcv-87

Recycled bottle-caps, wire, rubber.
(11" l. x 5 3/4" w. x 5 1/2" h.)
Vehicles come in assorted colors and bottle-cap types.

$62

Product Status: 
Sold
Nescafe 4 Wheel Drive
SKU: rcv-69

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber,
(8 1/2"l. x 5" w. x 4 1/2" h.)

$58

Product Status: 
Sold
The Rhino and the Poacher Push-toy
SKU: AFR-Folk4

Zimbabwe, c.1995
Wood and steel wire painted with oil paint
(10" h. x 6 1/2" w. x 11" d. plus wire handle)
Colors and exact design vary

$58

Product Status: 
Sold
The Lion and the Bureaucrat Push-toy
SKU: AFR-Folk5

Zimbabwe, c.1995
wood and steel wire painted with oil paint
(10" h. x 6 1/2" w. x 11" d. plus wire handle)
Colors and exact design vary.

$58

Product Status: 
Sold
Motocross Motorcycle
SKU: rcv-60

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 9"l. x 4 3/4" w. x 6 1/2" h.)

$58

Product Status: 
Sold
Motorcycle
SKU: rcv-80

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 12 3/4"l. x 4 1/2" w. x 6 3/4" h.)
Colors may vary

$56

Product Status: 
Sold
Racing Bicycle
SKU: rcv-77

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 9 1/2"l. x 3" w. x 6 1/4" h.)
Colors and exact design will vary.

$45

Product Status: 
Sold
Recycled Plastic Bag Chickens (large)
SKU: BagBird-lg

Recycled plastic bags & wire
Assorted colors.
(approx. 10"l. x 12" h.).

Note: These are the last we have of these and are somewhat shop-worn, hence the 40% discount.

40% off

$32 $19.20

Product Status: 
Sold
Recycled Plastic Bag Chickens
SKU: BagBird-med

Recycled plastic bags & wire
Assorted colors.
(approx. 6" l. x 7" h.)

$19

Product Status: 
Sold
Tin-Can Watering Can Ornament
SKU: rc-76

Recycled tin from assorted tin cans
(3 3/4"h. x 6 1/4 " d.)

$16 each

Product Status: 
Sold
"Faux Ivory" PVC Bracelets from Namibia - Slender Cuff
SKU: PVC-3

No elephants were harmed in the making of these bracelets!  These "faux ivory" bracelets are cut from recycled pvc plumbing pipe by Himba artisans in Namibia.  The outer surface is blackened and traditional designs are cut into the surface.  Cuff bracelets are 2 1/2" diameter but expand larger, and come in three widths.
Slender cuff:  1/2" wide
Bracelets come in assorted designs.

$16

Product Status: 
Sold