African Recycling Artists

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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)

$19 each
"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
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
Madagascar Street Car Ornament
SKU: ORN-55

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

$15
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.

$15 each
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.
 

$15
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.

$15 each
Madagascar Mini-Cars
SKU: rcv-78

Madagascar.
Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(+/- 1 1/2" l. x 3/4" w. x 3/4" h.)
Vehicles come in assorted makes, colors and tin-can types.
Sold in sets of three assortred cars.

$15 for 3 cars
SKU: orn-45

Recycled tin and steel wire
(Approx. 4 1/4" l. x 2 1/2" h.)
Colors will vary

$12
Madagascar Airliner Ornament
SKU: ORN-46

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

$12
Madagascar Biplane Ornament
SKU: ORN-47

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

$12
Burkina Tin Bugs (small)
SKU: TinBugsm

Recycled tin cans and wire (5"l. x 2" h)
Made from insecticide cans!
Assorted colors & designs
(3 1/2" to 5"l.)

$9.50 each
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
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

$38
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 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: 
ON HOLD
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mountain Bike
SKU: rcv-81

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 10"l. x 3 1/4" w. x 6 3/4" h.)
Colors will vary

$54
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