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Hamsa Hand Soap Dish

Known as a symbol of protection, the Hamsa Hand Soap Dish will be sure to oblige, if you wash for 20 seconds or more. Made from alabaster, a sedimentary rock that forms over millions of years from evaporated sea water. Crafted by artisans with the Asha Handicrafts Association. Sanskrit for hope, Asha provides opportunities for artisans in and around Mumbai.

HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA

  • Alabaster
  • Wipe clean
  • Due to the natural variety of alabaster, color will vary from white to grays
  • 6.5"L x 5.25"W
  • Handcrafted in India

SKU: 6893540

THE MAKERS

A fair trade organization, Asha represents more than 6,500 artisans in 10 states of India. The association’s name, meaning "hope" in Sanskrit, represents its goal to sustain the marketing ability of individual and family–based artisans. A not–for–profit organization, Asha works to ensure that benefits of handicraft production reach the craftspeople themselves. Asha promotes sustainability and helps eliminate producer debt through direct purchases and advance payments. Producer benefits include educational assistance for children, medical checkups and treatment, a health center at Saharanpur, savings programs for artisans and spouses, nonformal education projects and relief–related social projects. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Asha since 1976.
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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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