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Whimsical tea light candleholder is ornately decorated. The terra cotta color wash, called "kosh" is made from catechu and mangosteen extract. Catechu is an astringent water-soluble substance extracted from the Asian acacia tree. It is used in medicine, in dyeing and in betel-leaf. Mangosteen is a tropical edible fruit. In Bangladesh, any sort of botanical extract is known as kosh.
HANDCRAFTED IN BANGLADESH
CORR stands for Christian Organization for Relief and Rehabilitation. Corr–The Jute Works is a women’s nonprofit handicraft marketing trust and exporter of quality handicrafts. Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, The Jute Works represents more than 4,000 rural women artisans in 154 workshops. The Jute Works strives to empower rural women through handicraft production, animal husbandry and small job creation projects. The group works with women regardless of caste, creed and race. It provides job training, develops leadership skills and generates awareness of the women’s plight. It promotes thrift, self–help and democratic practice among the women’s handicraft groups. Members share ownership, participate in decision-making and receive the benefits of surplus production. The Jute Works is one of Bangladesh’s largest exporter of handicrafts. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from The Jute Works since 1974.