Hand-Carved Tree Box

$34.99

This captivating box hand-carved from gorara stone is crafted by artisans working with Asha Handicrafts. Meaning ?hope? in Sanskrit, Asha Handicrafts is an Indian fair trade organization that has been working to promote the social and economic development of artisans throughout India for more than 40 years. Asha works with more than 50 producer groups and more than 1,200 makers across India, ensuring that men and women working in this traditional craft receive equal pay for equal work.

Gorara stone, brass
6L x 1.75H x 4W inches; Inside: 5.5L x 0.75H x 3.25W inches
Handcrafted in India

2 in stock

SKU: 6803760 Category: Tag:

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Asha Handicrafts Association

A fair trade organization, Asha represents more than 6,500 artisans in 10 states of India. The association?s name, meaning “hope” in Sanskrit, represents its goal to sustain the marketing ability of individual and family?based artisans. A not?for?profit organization, Asha works to ensure that benefits of handicraft production reach the craftspeople themselves. Asha promotes sustainability and helps eliminate producer debt through direct purchases and advance payments. Producer benefits include educational assistance for children, medical checkups and treatment, a health center at Saharanpur, savings programs for artisans and spouses, nonformal education projects and relief?related social projects. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Asha since 1976.

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