Kwanzaa Culinarians

Recipes and Food Stories from the African Diaspora

Shop (Black) Handmade on Etsy

Written by Yetunde Taiwo Rodriguez of AfroMartha.com

As we approach Christmas (and subsequently, Kwanzaa), it is easy to get lured by all the seemingly enticing deals being offered by the big-box stores. It is easy to overlook the entrepreneurial artisans surrounding us, of which there are many.

In the spirit of Kuumba, the Kwanzaa principle of Creativity, Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), and Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), let us show our support to our creative brothers and sisters who are following their passion, honing their craft and creating their own destiny! This season, Shop (Black) Handmade!

Here is are just a few items that have caught my eye. To discover other artisans, please visit Etsy’s Artists of Color blog.

AfroMartha.com's Fave Handmade Gifts on Esty.com

1. For that fly sista: Metropolitan Life Necklace by AfriqueLaChic
2. For your sweet baby boy: Baby Boy’s African Mudprint Sunsuit from LilCrumbSnatchers.com
3. For the natural hair enthusiast: Babassu Cream Deep Conditioner from Brown Butter Beauty
4. For the art lover: “Gordon’s Map” by Ramel Jasir Art
5. For the fashionista: Zen Mama Round Leather Wristlet Purse from Altliae
6. For the home decor lover: Handpainted Silk Patchwork Pillow from Crystaljsilk
7. For the lady in your life: The Pamper Her Five Piece Bath and Body Candle Gift Basket by JenSanCandles
8. For the brothas: The Jeff Sportcap from YarnCoture
9. For the one with the sweet tooth: Red Velvet Babycakes by Addybscakes
10. Little girl’s shift dress by LilCrumbsnatchers


Yetunde Taiwo Rodriguez is a wife, mother of three, design junkie, lover of all things d-i-y and all around creative schizophrenic. When she is not otherwise occupied with her family and other such real-life obligations, she can be found bragging about her latest home projects on AfroMartha.com, selling her unique line of crochet and leather jewelry on Yaytoonday.com, or whiling away her non-existent free time on Pinterest/Yetunguez.

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About Kwanzaa Culinarians

KwanzaaCulinarians.com is group of food bloggers of African descent collaborating together to share recipes and stories celebrating Kwanzaa. Besides sharing recipes, Kwanzaa Culinarians recognizes food-related influencers with thought-provoking stories and discussions within Kwanzaa’s principles of supporting the African Diaspora community.

4 comments on “Shop (Black) Handmade on Etsy

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  2. Matae Reed
    December 6, 2011

    AWESOME collection! Again, thank you so much for including Li’l Crumbsnatchers! I feel very special to be included in such a wonderful group of artisans, and I am confident that your words of encouragement will motivate your readers to buy “brown” and handmade not just for the upcoming holidays, but all year long. I truly appreciate your efforts! Keep up the great work!

    ~Matae

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  3. Chef Mimi
    December 5, 2011

    Greetings I love your Blog.. Please checkout “Bringing it to the table” the first African American Culinary competition and movement. http://www.youtube.com/thechefmimi
    my website http://www.thechefmimi.com Peace and good eats chef mimi

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  4. altliae.com (@altliae)
    December 5, 2011

    Wow! Thank you for featuring Altliae! As a thankyou to your readers, they can use promo code ETSY15 at checkout for an extra 15% off any purchases!

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