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Treat yourself to a spa day with this foot-pampering tool. Ceramic is textured to gently massage away rough skin on the heel of the foot, and is adorned with an adorable sea creature. Sana Hastakala, meaning "small handicraft," is the nonprofit organization based out of Kathmandu that produces this delightful piece.
HANDCRAFTED IN NEPAL
Sana Hastakala, which means "small handicraft" in Nepali, is a nongovernmental, nonprofit export organization based in Kathmandu. Sana Hastakala works to preserve the rich artistic skill and traditions of Nepali artisans, and provides additional training and marketing assistance to artisans. Eighty percent of the artisans are women; most artisans are uneducated. Sana Hastakala strives to increase its export sales so that additional disadvantaged artisans can improve their economic and social conditions. Profit from sales is used for producer development programs, staff welfare and organizational strengthening.Sana Hastakala was established in 1989 as a retail shop to help market the handicrafts of producers, mainly women operating on a small scale, usually from their homes. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Sana Hastakala since 2001.