Hand Quilled Paper Wreath Ornament - Fair Trade, Handcrafted

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Such a pretty wreath, with holly berries and even a bow! This ornament is created by Fair Trade Artisans by using paper stripes which are coiled and pinched by hand to create lovely patterns and unique art. 

There is a string attached for hanging.  Ornament measures 3 3/4" diameter.


 

Fair Trade Artisans: Vietnam. Mai Handicrafts was started by two social workers who were concerned about improving the lives of street children and single mothers in Ho Chi Minh City and ethnic minorities in mountain villages. Building on the belief that social development is intricately tied to economic self-reliance, Mai Handicrafts reaches out to artisans in underserved areas providing marketing and training and returning some of the profits from the sales of handcrafts to fund social work projects. The 300 artisans (80% are women) associated with Mai Handicrafts are earning between US$50 and $70 a month in a country where the average monthly income is US$20-30. Many are able to work from their homes or in small workshops.