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We have some beautiful childrenâ€™s gifts for 2010, with our contemporary designs hand-crafted using traditional techniques. New Peruvian finger puppets, hand-painted leather money boxes from India and decorative handmade paper hangings from Nepal all add to our key collections of fun accessories and decorative items for both boys and girls.
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…has doubled this year, enabling CIAP to give more work to the women of its knitting groups.
The finger puppets, which are crocheted by eye from drawings, are made by women’s groups organised in associations in the highland areas of Puno. Approximately 60 women are involved in production, some of whom are in the rural areas on the banks of Lake Titikaka. Handicraft production allows the women to supplement the small income which their families make from farming.
Leather money boxes from MKS in Kolkata
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…which comes from Madras. The cutting and embossing are done by the Master Craftsmen, after which artisans take the material with them to work on in their homes. Each item is hand-painted using AZO-free dyes.
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Wooden hand-painted keyrings from Mitra Bali.
Decorative handmade paper wall garlands from GET Paper in Nepal.
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…make perfect presents and are very collectable!
…on a hanging header card. These are not toys.
Tota bell hangings from Sasha, a non-profit organisation marketing Indian crafts. * These are not toys.
These chimes are made from Albesia wood, which grows extremely quickly. Mitra Bali has a tree-planting scheme to replenish any wood used but also to promote reforestation to protect the livelihoods of indigenous people. About twenty artisans and their families are supported by the production of these handicrafts.
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These gorgeous embroidered mini boxes are from Touch of India. The materials are sourced locally and issued to the ‘hand work’ artisans to be embroidered stretched over a frame. The embroidery is then sent to the ‘fitters’ who fit it to the shapes of the boxes.
…was introduced by missionaries under the British Raj. From the typical Western rag doll, designs were Indianised with beautiful beads and bright colours.
MKS105 70cm SASH13 100cm
SASH16 60cm MKS100 95cm
SASH006 mobile * All sizes given for tota bells are approximate.
T426 set of miniature boxes
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