Kitty Bank

Kitty Bank

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Colorfully hand painted embossed and embellished black, yellow, and green sustainable leather cat shaped bank.

Please note: this item is for decorative purposes only. It is not a toy.

Details

Measurements: 3.5" x 1.25" x 4.5"

Materials: Leather, metal hardware

Country of Origin: India

*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Artisan Organization: Matr Boomie

Country: India

Ornate jewelry is a proud cultural tradition in India and every piece in our collection hints at a deeper story. In the sprawling urban center of Old Delhi, our partner group of nearly 80 artisans delicately bends, etches, beads and polishes jewelry from stones, glass, upcycled metal and wires, seeds, and other materials. However, these artisans are not only limited to jewelry. Many of them go on to create other products such as frames, ornaments, and hair accessories made out of bone. They inherit their craftsmanship from their ancestors, who were master jewelers. 

In 2009 we were contacted by Sana, the young daughter of an artisan in this mostly Muslim group, who was dissatisfied with the exploitative treatment of her family and community by local tradesmen. Since our fair trade partnership began, their earnings have doubled, they have upgraded to better workspace, and children are staying in school longer. In fact, Sana became the first girl in her village to attend college!

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Beautifully-crafted Kitty Bank!

I adore this kitty bank. The photo does not do its exquisit craftsmanship justice. The kitty is shiny black with bright accents of color and texture. The card that comes with it explains the sacredness of cows and assures that the banks are made from only old cows who have died naturally with no human interference. The details are stunning. It is a relatively small bank, a little inder six inches high, but it is sturdy and lovingly made. The details are painted on with care, unlike many handmade items made in factories today. There is a flap with a snap that allows for coins to be shaken out without harming the bank’s construction. I bought the kitty for my animal-loving nephew who will soon be seven. If not for him, I would happily keep it to collect laundry quarters myself. A really beautiful, functional handmade item.

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