Goldfish Paperweight

Authentic Fair Trade Product. Ethically sourced. Handcrafted in Vietnam.


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This paperweight is made in a six-step process. Stones are selected from the river and cleaned, then covered with plaster, dried and sanded four times. Artisans draw the pattern of fish on the stones, and apply lacquer and silver leaf. They paint the detail of the fish, then apply two layers of varnish, sanding the stones under water after the first layer, and polishing with their palm after the second layer, to avoid crushing the lacquer.

  • Lacquered river stone
  • Weighs 13 ounces
  • Made in Vietnam

UPC: 732919204995

SKU: 5400170

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  • The Makers
    Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts

    Mai Vietnamese HandicraftsMai Vietnamese Handicrafts is a nonprofit organization that provides income generation and marketing services to Vietnamese artisans. Read more.

  • Reviews (4).....
    • Beautiful gift within a budget
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      I have gifted this beautiful paperweight to a few professional colleagues as a token of gratitude and they loved it! It is within my student budget and mostly, love the story behind this & the cause of supporting local artisans ...

    • I am in awe!
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      I love the story about all that is involved in making this. When I think of all the time and effort involved in making this beatiful piece, it feels like a treasure in my hand. Rubbing it feels very soothing....

    • Beautiful little work of art - a GREAT gift item
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      I love the "story" that goes with these Goldfish rocks. After I read the processes on how these are made, I bought the first one as a gift for my son and have since bought one for myself - and 18 more as gifts for friends and family. With each gift, I give a copy of the process so the reci...