Birds of Paradise Ring Holder - Morning Song (CKR 105)
It has been famously said, that if there is a "paradise on Earth," it is in the beautiful Himalayan state of Kashmir in northern India. Kashmiri artisans are renowned for crafting beautiful work from paper mache and wood, and these paper mache ring holders hand painted with colorful birds against a lovely lavender background are the quintessence of their craft. Hold a small collection of rings and other small treasures on the tray.
Measurements: 4" x 4" x 3"
Materials: wood, recycled newspaper, non-toxic paint
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Matr Boomie
In villages of north central India, woodcarving is a way of life with Muslim roots. And yet, many artisans such as Mohammad Afzal wish for their children to abandon the tradition for something more profitable.
Organizations like Matr Boomie that pay fair trade prices while investing in artisan health and wellness (such as by providing face masks to prevent dust inhalation) make it more likely that artisans will consider the work beneficial enough to pass on to their children.