Rustic Wooden Box
Rugged and unique, this reclaimed wood box with removable inner storage tray and metal accents makes the perfect gift! With it's urban style and it's DO GOOD in the world mission, this handmade, artisan quality piece is sure to please. Useful as a valet compartment, a jewelry box, or even to store hidden treasures, this box will look great on a dresser, a coffee table or anywhere you want to add a touch of restoration style.
Dimensions: 6.25" L, 6.25" W, 4.25" H
About the artisans and craft:
The traditional craft of woodcarving plays an important role for many artisan communities in small towns and agricultural villages in north central India. Each artisan uses hand tools to skillfully carve blocks of sustainably harvested wood into fine treasures. This art form requires mastery to create the intricate carving, filigree, and inlay work. Many of the patterns are deeply influenced by cultural motifs from Muslim dynasties that ruled the region centuries ago. Artisans finish and detail each item with natural wax and non-toxic paints.
Our woodcraft partner artisans belong to collectives in the region that provide basic services and development solutions to enable self-sufficiency, including healthcare and education. Literacy rates and income opportunities are quite limited in the area, so woodcraft production is vital for community livelihoods. Most woodcraft artisans are men and some women work in finishing and production assembly. Our main focus for their continued development is sustainable income generation, skills development and raw material allocation.