Talented weavers in Ghana's northern Bolgatanga region craft beautiful hand fans from veta vera grass, also called elephant grass. A soft leather handle adds comfort. The fan doubles as wall art when not in use.
Size: 11"W x 18"T
Materials: Elephant grass, leather
Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.
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.
Twisted Olive Wood Salad Server Set
Wild olive wood is a preferred carving medium of Kenya's Kamba wood carvers. With extreme precision, these talented men draw beautiful serving pieces from the rich grain of this East African hardwood. This salad server set features wide scoops and beautiful twisted handles. Hand wash in warm water, dry promptly and rub with oil before storage.
Size: 12"L x 3.25"W x 1"T
Materials: Wild olive wood
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.
Rustic Recycled Bell Garland
Decorate sustainably this season. These partially recycled iron bells chime sweetly and are the perfect accent for your tree or mantle. Each bell is painted gold, then strung on jute rope. Hanging loop on each end. Dimensions: 2 1/2"h x 60"l.
Your purchase helps artisans in Moradabad, India "graduate" and create independent businesses, breaking the cycle of poverty and preserving Indian culture and livelihood.