Tree of Life Block Print Box - Shesham Wood

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  • This trinket box is stunning, the carving is beautiful and the wood is rich and gorgeous. The box is larger and heavier than the photo appears to show, please note the size when buying.
  • Hand-carved shesham wood boxes are topped with intricately engraved lids in designs derived from traditional block prints.
  • Whitewash finish provides contrast. 2 3/4"h x 4 3/4"dia. Hand Made and Fair Trade.
  • Fair Trade allows artisans a fair wage to support their families. Thank you for supporting fair wages and Fair Trade artisans!

 

Fair Trade Artisans: India: Tara Projects Tara Projects has been working since the early 1970s to fight exploitation, poverty, and the protection of rights of artisans against social injustices. Over the years, they have extended their services to reach nearly 1,000 artisans in several states in India. They provide support in the production and marketing of handcrafts based on fair trade principles while also addressing community development needs of grassroots craftspeople. With revenues generated by the sales of handcrafts, Tara Projects funds a number of community development projects, such as health programs, non-formal schools, training centers, and adult literacy programs which are impacting the lives of hundreds of children and adults, and helping children to stay in school. Their commitment to the environment includes reforestation projects and most recently rainwater harvesting projects to address the extreme demand for water in many regions of India. Tara has become a leading voice in the movement opposing the use of child labor in India and has spearheaded campaigns against child labor, illiteracy, and unfair trade practices.