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Teahouses and hot drinks are important customs in Nepal. By crafting this ceramic mug that is so valued here in the United States, makers bridge the gap of both geographic distance and cultural traditions. Even if our coffee drinks may look different from what is found in the mountains of Nepal, it's easy to imagine sitting down to a hot drink with a new friend from a faraway land. Each sold separately.
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.