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Newton's Apple
Sir Isaac Newton, having discovered gravity on seeing an apple fall, would sensibly use this apple for a paperweight instead. Hand-carved in beautifully grained onyx, this solid little apple has a brass stem. With the aid of gravity, it will keep your papers safely in place. Onyx is a semiprecious translucent stone with color ranging from white to deep greens and browns.

HANDCRAFTED IN PAKISTAN

  • Onyx, brass
  • 1.5Dx1.5H inches
  • Made in Pakistan

SKU: 7402210

THE MAKERS

Dominion Traders works with underprivileged artisans who make stone and shesham wood crafts in the city of Karachi. It disperses orders to independently owned and operated onyx workshops that own their own equipment and rent or own their facilities. Most are family businesses employing several family members. Benefits to artisans include profit-sharing, pension plans and medical benefits. Dominion Traders provides interest-free loans and advances to artisans.Dominion Traders was founded by the late Mansoor Ali, who pioneered fair trade practices in Pakistan’s stone industry while hiring artisans regardless of religion or ethnicity. The organization is now managed by his son, Syed Fahad Ali. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Dominion Traders since 1983.
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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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