Secret Garden Pillow Cover

Handmade in India6849090

$49.00
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Description

Floral embroidered pillowcover created by artisans of the Dastkar Ranthambore workshop, located in rural Rajasthan. When the Indian government dedicated a large area of Rajasthan as a controlled tiger habitat, many villagers were forced to relocate to the fringes of the land, and women with few employment options began illegally cutting wood to sell as fuel. A local nongovernmental organization trained women in embroidery and tailoring for income opportunities.

Size and Details

  • Embroidered Cotton
  • 14sq inches
  • Made in India

UPC Code: 732919469189

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  • New pillows spruce up old chairs, support women, protect the forest.
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    This is one of those items I had to buy because once I knew the story, I had to support the artisan group. Over the years of shopping at Ten Thousand Villages, I've started to ask when I go into a store which artisan groups really need help, because the truth is, while the company does what it can ...

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AIACAAIACA works with nonprofit and producer-owned artisan organizations in India. Some 65 member groups benefit from marketing support, design training and capacity building assistance. Read more.

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  • New pillows spruce up old chairs, support women, protect the forest.

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    This is one of those items I had to buy because once I knew the story, I had to support the artisan group. Over the years of shopping at Ten Thousand Villages, I've started to ask when I go into a store which artisan groups really need help, because the truth is, while the company does what it can to get great products to us, the shoppers, it is in large part OUR choices shape the future of these groups, whether they can continue and can develop new products, or not. I really wanted to support the women doing this embroidery work and try to help protect the forest from illegal wood cutting (see product description). I honestly wasn't sure what I would do with two extra cushions, but I brought them home anyway, and they completely spruced up two old armchairs I have. Whenever I look at these pillows, I know I have helped make a difference. I hope to see more from these artisans in the future.

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