Hand painted in a delightful Tree of Life design this box can be used in the bedroom for trinkets but it would be just as useful in the office for visiting cards and paper clips or staples or any other part of your home for toffees,or a stylish home for the car keys.
Each piece is painted by hand by craftsmen with disabilities in Care Kashmir. Every purchase contributes to keeping their art alive and artisans employed. To know more about Care Kashmir see below.
Material: wood, water based poster paints tested as safe. Water based varnish.
Care: Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
FOB Price: US$ 3.40 Euro 3.00
The members of Care Kashmir are practicing the traditional craft of papier-mâché and leather work using traditional crewel and Aari embroidery for decoration. Each craftsman is an artist either with brush or needle.
Papier-mâché and leather work using crewel and Aari embroidery for decoration are traditional crafts in Kashmir. The artisans of Care Kashmir paint and embroider the beauty of their natural surroundings into boxes, trays, Christmas decorations and suede leather bags.
All the papier-mâché products are made from paper paste set into moulds, dried and then smoothed for painting by hand using fine brushes and safe paints. In the cold days of winter thousands of little painted products may be laid out before gas heaters to dry in the frigid air each one a testimony to the skills of the artists.
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