Set of 3 Paper Mache Good Luck Elephant ... $48.87 $129.95
Kashmir. The Himalayan ethnically diverse land of dreams and song and unfathomable beauty. Straight from the kingdom of the clouds come mystically beautiful elephants. Each set of three is unique and completely handmade by artisans skilled in the ancestral art of papier-mâché. Only our sets offer elephants with raised trunks so that, according to legend, all who pass by are “showered with fortune”. Your purchase of a Kashmir elephant trio supports isolated artisans in maintaining their way of life and community standards. In turn, part of their profit goes to the Almadar Yateem Trust Orphanage and women’s cooperative in Kashmir. By recycling discarded paper and sustainable crop materials and dyes, local craftsmen maintain the beauty of their land while providing a living for their families. Kashmir Good Luck Elephant Trios are exclusively ours. Their joy is contagious! The 3”, 4” and 5.5” sets are perfect for any bookcase, shelf or end table. They truly make a deeply meaningful gift. Available in 7 intricate and colorful patterns (from top to bottom- Cobalt Lotus, Ebony Blossoms, Ebony Lotus, Ebony Poppy, Gold Lotus, Peaceful Kindom, and Royal Paisley), each with its own exquisite detail. Ships direct from High Point, NC. Kashmiri papier-mâché originated in Persia in the 14th century. Artisans are called sakhta makers. Discarded paper, cloth, renewable rice plant straw, mineral and vegetable dyes are all employed in this process. Local gemstone files are used to smooth the artwork. The process involves many steps over several months before the final product is deemed complete.
Hand Felted Dragon Garland in Primary Co... $43.06 $74.10
This 35-inch garland is handmade in Nepal from all-natural felt colored with Azo-Free dyes. Global Groove is a fair trade organization working with women by supporting and developing artisan co-ops in Thailand and Nepal. The Fair Trade industry is expanding and we are proud to be a part of a sustainable movement that is changing lives. We design, develop, produce and source fairly traded lifestyle products with a commitment to the sustainability of production and the cultural heritage of the groups that we work with. We inhale its people, its landscapes, its colors, its flavors, its very scent, and we exhale to create inspirational products symbolic of our traveling experiences. Global Groove encourages travel because the knowledge, acceptance, and understanding of different ways, people, and ideas is the very colorful road to a respectful, safer, kinder world. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.