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Patchouli Incense Set

The Patchouli Incense Set is a handcrafted gift set made exclusively for Ten Thousand Villages in the Silence workshop in India-an artisan group where people with disabilities, especially the hearing impaired, learn sign language, craft skills and are offered employment. The set includes various patchouli incenses, a terracotta plate and a wise owl incense holder. All are arranged beautifully in a pale pink box with hinged lid and terracotta button closure.

HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA

  • Terracotta owl measures 1.5"H, Box measures 8.5"Lx4.5"Wx1.75"H
  • Box contains 1 pack of 20 stick incense, 1 pack of 10 cone incense, 1 terracotta plate for cone incense, and 1 terracotta owl for stick incense
  • Handcrafted in India
  • Do not leave incense burning unattended. Burn only with an incense holder or heat resistant plate. Use with proper ventilation.

SKU: 6815100

THE MAKERS

Silence is a self–help project for artisans who are deaf or physically disabled. In a country where unemployment is high, people who are disabled rarely find work. The situation is even more difficult for women with disabilities. Silence works to help their artisans become self–sufficient and earn their living, training team members in different skills. After completing Silence’s training courses, artisans are encouraged to move into commercial housing so that new artisans can be trained. Silence artisans produce incense sticks, candles, greeting cards and jewelry. These are exported or sold locally at Silence’s retail store. Artisan benefits include a retirement fund, health and personal accident insurance, profit sharing and certification of disability to qualify for free bus transit and reduced government taxation. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Silence 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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