Small Bowl - Aqua Flowers
This handpainted, colorful bowl makes the perfect serving piece for a hearty meal or your next snack on-the-go! Use it everyday or for a special outdoor occasion, such as a picnic or a beach day!
Measurements: 4.5" x 2"
Materials: Stainless Steel
Country of Origin: India*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Noah's Ark
Moradabad, India in 1986 was a place where the concept of Fair Trade did not exist, and where Mr. Samuel Masih noticed that most exporters were exploiting their artisans. An energetic local businessman with a heart for his people, Samuel established the organization not only to promote and support artisans, but also to invest profits in their social and economic development.
Noah’s Ark runs three schools, provides the families of their 700 artisans free health care and access to clean water, and has facilitated the building of 22 independent workshops. While Samuel admits that sometimes he feels like slowing down, knowing that he has hundreds of people behind him keeps him going.
The cup was made by Dilshad Hussain and his group of stainless steel artisans situated just outside Moradabad. Dilshad deals exclusively with Noah’s Ark, and the organization recently donated a dye press machine to his workshop.
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Lovely, but the paint job is a bit sloppy
This bowl is very pretty, and I will enjoy using it (them, when the rest of them arrive - I ordered 3 more). However, the paint job is a little sloppy along the rim of the bowl. You can see that in the picture - the paint to the right of the bowl is perfect fine, but to the left of the bowl the paint isn't as even, and goes up on the rim a bit. Not a big issue - they are hand painted, after all - but a bit disconcerting when I'm looking at the bowl.