This cute rabbit with large ears is called Kalulu, a popular character in Zambian folk tales. In spite of its innocent appearance, it’s both wise and cunning, maybe like the little someone waiting to receive this beautiful handmade softie. Kalulu is often a bit too boastful for its own good but always ends up as the hero of the story. The most important takeaway from these tales is that intelligence is more important than physical strenght and muscles. Life without Kalulu would be calm and easy, but quite boring in the end. This crocheted rabbit from Yawama Kids is a playful friend for life!
Rabbits are among the most popular soft toys, maybe because the long ears are well suited for carrying around one’s little love, what do we know. We think this pretty little rodent will be a much appreciated gift, perhaps for a christening or namegiving.
Kalulu and its colourful pants are hand crocheted by ethically produced cotton yarn. The soft toy is designed in Sweden and produced by hand by women in Zambia. Your purchase means a much needed extra income for the woman who made it.
The soft toys from Yawama Kids are as unique as the woman who made them, therefore the one you get delivered might look slightly different from the one in the image, maybe it’s a little rounder, longer or thinner, or even cuter! That’s the charm with hand crafted produce.
Fact: This softie 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: 26 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.