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Embrace time for yourself. Use the Mindful Moments Incense Kit to mark time that is just for you -moments spent watching a steady wisp of scented smoke, taking in its aromatic warmth. Crafted by hand, incense sticks in five scents are made from a blend of natural herbs, plants leaves, and tree bark, using traditional methods of Nepal. The ingredients achieve a mild aroma that won't overwhelm the senses. Set contains a flower shaped ceramic incense holder and incense blends to focus (Krishna agur, sweet flag rhizome, cedar), heal (kuth, kum-kum, ground asparagus), rejuvenate (juniper, valerian, cardamom), relax (spikenard, saldhoop, gum-guggul) and restore (sandalwood, licorice, holy basil). This incense set was created by artisans working with Sana Hastakala, a Nepalese fair trade organization meaning "small handicraft," working with independent producers, mainly women rural areas throughout the country.
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.