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This page displays a variety of items hand-crafted by reusing metal in Western Africa.

   Mali: Recycled Can Chameleons | Recycled Copper Wire Gifts

new!Recycled Can Chameleons

We have cute chameleons, crafted from recycled cans! Great office or household decoration for you or a friend who cares about the environment and less fortunate people! Chameleon colors are assorted.
Handicapped artisan who creates chameleons from used cans in Mali, Africa.

Although Aliou Samake can't walk, he doesn't let his handicap stifle his artistic creatitivity. People in his community bring him discarded cans which he slices up and makes into fun art objects, like these chameleons.

Shown here in his workshop in Bamako, Mali, it's easy to tell that Samake really enjoys his work. (Note that in Mali, people often are referred to by their last names).

Small chameleons crafted from recycled aluminum cans in Mali, Africa.

Small Recycled Can Chameleons

About 8.5" long, 1.5" high


(Sorry - out of stock.)

Large Recycled Can Chameleons

About 9" long, 3.5" high


(Sorry - out of stock.)

new!Recycled Copper Wire

These copper wire boxes and fruit from Mali are made from old refrigerator wire! Please note that the color of the copper may vary from set to set since refrigerators differ.

Orange or pepper - fruit created from copper refrigerator wire in Mali, Africa.

Recycled Copper Wire Fruit
$12.00 each

Choose between an Orange and a Pepper (or get both!). They're about 3-4" in length.
(Sorry - out of stock.)

Set of 3 copper wire boxes - wire was reclaimed from refrigerators in Mali, Africa.

Recycled Copper Wire Boxes - Set of 3     $60.00

These classy boxes are in a 10-sided (decagon) shape, and are sold as a set of 3. Each box has a metal ball and golden mini-bead decorations on top.
Small: 2.5" diameter x 2.5" high
Medium: 3.5" diameter x 2.75" high
Large: 4.5" diameter x 3" high

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Did you know that....
Chameleons are in the family Chamaeleontidae, mostly arboreal Old World lizards?
They have prehensile tails, eyeballs that can independently move, and are able to change the color of the skin.

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