This beautiful hand crafted dream catcher is made using a natural cane and woven with a long-lasting wax-covered thread. Wrapped and braided using traditional techniques by Nepalese artisans, they are often decorated with beads, crystals and stones.
Measures 20 inches by 7.5 inches
Ethically handmade in Nepal
Socially responsible products that are empowering consumers to purchase according to their values and help alleviate poverty.
Fair Trade.So much more than a product assortment; it's about safe work places, fair wages + community investment in the people.
The Story Behind the Art:
Dream Catchers are often referred to as "Sacred Hoops." The original Dream Catcher can be traced back to the Ojibwe Native American tribe where they were originally used as talismans to protect sleeps of all ages from bad dreams. Traditionally shaped as a circle, it is believed the shape represented the circle of life and the travels of the sun and moon across the sky. Woven like a spider web, dream catchers are meant to capture bad dreams during the night and hold them there until the sun of the morning can burn them away. The strands that hang below are traditionally meant to take the good dreams and gently carry them down to the peaceful sleeper.
WHO MADE IT:
Made by artisans in the Tibetan exile community in India and Nepali artisans involved in traditional Tibetan style crafts.
Macrame Table Runner
Artisans use natural cotton yarn from local markets to create this hand-knotted, natural-colored runner that will add texture and dimension to your table. Spot clean or dry clean recommended. Can hand wash cold, line dry. 72"l x 16"w.
Eco Fiber Reindeer Set
Decorative reindeer made from twisted lampakanay fiber, which comes from sustainably sourced Philippine abaca plant. Bead details. Set of two, one large and one small. sm: 7"h x 7"w, lg: 10"h x 8"w.
Your purchase enables marginalized Filipino artisans from the poorest urban and rural communities to become self-reliant through skilled handcrafting by selling their handcrafted products in local and global fair trade markets.
Stargazer Soapstone Tea Light Candleholder
Kenyan artisans handcraft this beautifully serene tea light candleholder by carving soft soapstone and applying a deep dyed black finish. Radiating rings of etched stars add a subtle visual contrast.
Size: 2.5"D x 2.5"T
Materials: Soapstone, non-toxic dye.
Sold singly. Tea lights not included. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.
Malian Mudcloth Pillowcase
Malian artisans call upon traditional mudcloth techniques to feature a black and white design to this stylish decorative pillow. The back of the pillow is secured by a fold-over closure.
Size: [Pillow Cover] 20"L x 20"W
This small wooden dice box is hand-carved from Indian Rosewood. Each box contains five small wooden dice with gold painted dots.
Handmade by Fair Trade artisans.
WARNING: choking hazard due to small pieces. This product is not for children under 3 years old.
This beautiful raised leaf tea light candle holder was handmade in Kenya out of soapstone.
Brazilian Nut Candles
These candles are made from the pods of the Brazil Nut tree, one of the tallest trees in the Amazon Rainforest. Once the Brazil nuts have been harvested from the pod and sold in the local Peruvian market, the artisans transform a "waste" item, the pod, into a fine rain forest gift for you. The pods are filled with a combination of clean-burning paraffin wax, palm oil and fragrance to make these healing candles. Available in a variety of colors and fragrances, these earth-friendly candles make use of the rainforest's renewable resources and create jobs for Peruvian artisans. Price is per candle. Colors may vary slightly.
Holga Wall Cubby
Keep your home organized with this sustainable wall cubby. Made of natural hogla rope and leaves, this sturdy catch-all brings instant rustic charm to your home, while providing you with a little extra storage space. Perfect for hanging by your door to store mail, keys, or other small on-the-go accessories. Flat back. Dimensions: 9"h x 9"w x 6 3/4"d.
Kenyan artisans showcase natural soapstone in an adorable elephant sculpture. Polished to a smooth finish, each elephant may display small veins of color within the creamy white soapstone.
Sold singly. Because these are handmade items crafted from a varying natural material, each is unique
Size: 2.75"L x 1.5"W x 2"T
Lunar Bell Chime
Our Air Element Bell Chime Collection incorporates age-old bell making techniques in modern designs featuring upcycled iron and copper bells.
Bell making is a traditional artform passed down for generations in the desert Kutch region of India. This lightweight chime is finished with a wooden bead accent and convenient jute hanging loop.