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This ruby-red and silver wire-wrapped bead necklace is handcrafted by artisans working with Noah's Ark. Each earring is individually created by wrapping wire around an intricate mold. Most of the artisans making jewelry are women, who benefit from the fact that they can work from home and thus maintain their responsibilities for their children and household.
HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA
Noah's Ark International Exports is a fair trade handicraft marketing organization in Moradabad, India. Noah's Ark provides benefits such as education and medical treatment for artisans and their families. As artisan businesses become more self-sufficient, Noah's Ark takes on new families. Since the company's inception, about 20 artisan workshops have become independent. Noah's Ark started in 1986, in one room of a family house in Moradabad. Businessman Samuel Masih observed that exporters and middlemen were taking advantage of handicraft artisans. He started Noah's Ark to promote these artisans and their crafts.