Our crocheted rattle is called Kolwe which is the word for moneky in Bemba. Vervet monkeys found in Zambia and larger parts of Africa have served as models for our rattles. Vervet monkeys are friendly, intelligent and social creatures much like us humans. So is our monkey rattle.
The rattle is crocheted from organic cotton yarn and is just the right size for tiny baby hands. It gives a gentle rattle sound. Behind each rattle is a woman in Zambia, who earns a much needed extra income from crocheting. Each week the women of Little Ndaba meet to collect new yarn and for quality control of their products. The meetings are an important meeting place and many animals are crocheted here – on a blanket in the shade of the hut. Kolwe the Monkey is a meaningful and unique gift for the smallest child.
Fact: This rattle from Yawama Kids is hand crocheted from organic OEKO certified cotton and stuffed with OEKO certified acrylic. It can be machine washed in warm water and drip-dried, do not tumble dry. It’s tested according to international standards and EU standards and comply with EN71-3 safety regulation for children. All soft toys and rattles from Yawama Kids are CE marked, hence safe for even the youngest children.
Length: 16 cm.
A Few Words on Little Ndaba, Producers for Yawama Kids
Little Ndaba was started by Charles Barr in 2004. Their studio is located on a farm just outside Lusaka, Zambia where they work with the local women to develop innovative toys and decor collections for children. A small group of women have been trained in hand-knitting and one woman has been trained to do the quality control. The women often work from home and get payed for each toy completed. In this way Little Ndaba is helping to provide a source of income as well as skills development.