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Lotus Flower Trinket Box

What treasures do you have to tuck away or display? Small jewelry, stones found on forest walks, a little feather. Only you know what's inside this beautifully hand painted Kashmir box with a domed top. The lotus is a symbol of resilience and beauty that grows from muddy waters. Handcrafted by artisans with MESH, a nonprofit in India that employs people with leprosy and other disabilities, makers who are often excluded from the mainstream job market.

HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA

  • Materials: Paper mache
  • Measures: 7"L x 4"W
  • Colors: Gold, grey with black interior and bottom
  • Handcrafted in India

SKU: 6806190

THE MAKERS

MESH (Maximizing Employment to Serve the Handicapped) is a nonprofit organization that works with people with disabilities, many of whom are former leprosy patients. MESH provides training, marketing and exporting for numerous member groups. Increasingly, they are hiring people with disabilities to give administrative leadership. MESH works with leprosy colonies and rehabilitation workshops in villages all over India, ensuring fair wages. Established in the 1970s and registered in 1981, MESH was founded to provide opportunities for disabled people and their dependents, especially those affected by leprosy. Their goal is self-sufficiency for artisans. MESH is a fair trade company that exports products to fair trade organizations around the world. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from MESH since 1999.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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