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  • Ten Thousand Villages Snowflake Bowl featured in Oregon Home

    Posted on November 4, 2014

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    Ten Thousand Villages Snowflake Bowl was featured in Oregon Home Magazine's November/December issue in an article entitled "The Home Lover's Gift Guide."

    Shiny as a snowflake, the Snowflake Bowl makes a great centerpiece for a holiday table. Artisans working with Noah's Ark International Exports in India craft the bowl by hand from iron.

    Noah’s Ark International Exports is a fair trade handicraft marketing organization in Moradabad, India. Most of the artisans are women, who benefit from the fact that they can work from home and maintain their responsibilities for children and household.

    Suggested retail price, $69.


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  • Ten Thousand Villages Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Gardeners

    Posted on July 1, 2014

    Buying a gift for someone with a green thumb? Or a friend who is counting down the days until spring? Check out our collection of handcrafted gifts for the gardener in each of us.

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    Bluebird Garden Watering Can. A garden of birds to water your garden. Bluebird Garden watering can is decorative to display, useful in action. Handcrafted design is powder coated, then hand-painted. Great for garden or windowsill plants. Handcrafted in India. Suggested retail price, $24.

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    Sari Flower Sun Hat. This cool and airy hat, hand-woven from hemp and decorated with a pop of woven color will have you dreaming of springtime. The hat is made by women artisans of Bagdha Enterprises. The flower is made by Sacred Mark workshop artisans, women who have escaped from the sex trade and now make a living making soap and handicrafts. Handcrafted in Bangladesh. Suggested retail price, $29.

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    Spring Showers Rain Gauge.  Spring showers bring garden flowers. This handy, cheerful rain gauge lets you measure the rainfall in your flower garden. From Bangladesh’s Prokritee, providing jobs for low-income rural women. Suggested retail price, $16.

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    Tranquil Waters Fountain. Bubbling waters bring a tranquil presence to patio or garden. Blue ceramic scalloped fountain fits even a modest space. Handcrafted in Vietnam. Suggested retail price, $69.

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    Lovebirds Birdhouse. Delight your favorite gardener or birdwatcher with this handcrafted birdhouse. Lovebirds join atop this hanging terra cotta birdhouse. In earthy brown and blue. Handcrafted in Cameroon. Suggested retail price, $29.

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    Dancing Frog Statuette. Little froggy finishes his pirouette with utmost grace, and stands in his pose for all to admire. Made from recycled nuts and bolts, this froggy friend has the environment in mind. Handcrafted in Cambodia. Suggested retail price, $18.

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  • Ten Thousand Villages Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Teachers

    Posted on July 1, 2014

    Choose a handcrafted gift for a  special teacher this year to show your appreciation for their hard work and dedication to your child.

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    Gift of Reading Sari Bookmark. Lovingly stitched by the artisans of Sacred Mark, this bookmark helps improve the lives of women who have broken away from the sex trade and now make their living by transforming recycled sari cotton into colorful art. Because this bookmark is made from authentic sari material, you can be assured that each one is unique. Handcrafted in Bangladesh. Suggested retail price, $8.

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    Enjoy Life Photo Holder. Capture a special moment for a special teacher and encourage them to enjoy life, like this fun little swinging figure from the artisans of Sapia in Colombia. Handmade in dried orange peel and cornhusk. Holds one photo for display. Suggested retail price, $16.

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    Hidden Secrets Book Box. For the one who unlocks the secrets of books for your child, this book-shaped wooden box, carved from shesham wood with a beautiful hand-engraved tree on the “cover” opens to reveal a box. Shesham is a hard, dark wood that grows in the foothills of northern India. Noted for its rich reddish-brown color, this fast-growing tree grows as high as 100 feet and eight feet around. The wood is durable, insect-resistant and easily carved. Handcrafted in India. Suggested retail price, $29.

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    Recycled Reader.  For anyone “nuts about books” this figurine is a must-have. Crafted from recycled materials, this figurine also makes a great gift for the teacher who taught your child to love books. Handcrafted in Cambodia. Suggested retail price, $18.

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    Guardian Angel Ornament. Women working at the Batsiranai Craft Project, based in a highly-populated township outside of Harare known as Dzivarasekwa, create these sweet angel ornaments. “Batsiranai” translates as “helping each other.” The project supports mothers with severely disabled children living under challenging circumstances. In addition to living with extreme poverty, these families often suffer from stigma related to local beliefs regarding the origins of disabilities. Added to the stigma, many are living with HIV/AIDS (25 percent of Zimbabwe’s population lives with HIV/AIDS). The Batsiranai income generation project allows women to work near their homes, and thus support the needs of their families and to be available to care for their disabled child.  Suggested retail price, $4.

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