These beautiful hand crafted dream catchers are a fun and fashionable twist to an age-old tradition. They are made using natural cane and woven with a long-lasting wax covered thread. Measures 24 inches by 7.5 inches.
Type: Home Decor
Materials: Cane, Thread
Dimensions: 24 inches by 7.5 inches.
Story Behind the Art: dZi Inc. has been working with artisans in the Tibetan exile community in India since 1990 and Nepal since 1995. Their products celebrate the beautiful, timeless crafts and artwork using a multitude of sustainably sourced materials. All products are hand-crafted by skilled artisans working in a fair trade production center. Work by this group has led to the development of schools in these areas and long-term economic relationships to strengthen the communities.
Meet the Artisans
Walking into the Kathmandu production center’s reception you are immediately greeted by a cheerful ‘Namaste’ (‘I Salute the God Within You’) with hands pressed together in a prayerful expression. Proceeding into any of the production halls you’ll be greeted by a complete chorus of the same as dozens of ladies press felt into a variety of shapes, while others stitch, needle and applique to finish hundreds of different styles of decorative items for export.
Sheep’s wool is an amazingly adaptable fiber. It can be dyed any color and when hand felted using warm mildly soapy water it can be molded into any shape, or then cut and sewn together as per your imagination. Because the felting and most of the stitching process is all done by hand with natural materials that can be sustainably harvested, hand felted products have a relatively soft impact on the environment. Commercial exports of felted products from Nepal have grown exponentially since around 2000, benefiting thousands of mostly women workers, production managers and family businesses who help support their families and educate their children with their earnings.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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