Stuffed Animals

Shamwari is the word for "friend" in the Shona language, spoken by the group of women in Zimbabwe who are making these adorable little stuffed animals. Each one is tagged with the name and picture of the "gogo" (grandmother) who made it, the name that they gave that particular shamwari, and a specific colour and style of sweater that they knit on the animals. These make a great gift for the little ones around you, or maybe you just want one (or a few) for yourself!

For more about the artisans who make these shamwaris, please click here.