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Chicken Gourd Ornament

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When ancient Peruvian folk art meets country-chic style, the chickens come home to roost! We dare you not to smile when you see this one on your tree.

Gourd carvings have been made in the Andes mountains since pre-Columbian times. Gourds are harvested, skinned, cleaned, and dried in the sun, then hand-carved. Oil and straw are used to create the black accents.

  • Painted gourd & clay
  • Approximately 2.5" H x 3" dia. (6.4 x 7.6 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Peru

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February 4, 2013 - I love this item - it is so whimsical and adds a unique piece to my collection of small, decorated gourds! It makes me smile every time I look at it!

Artisan: One World Projects - Anwar Saleem

Artisan One World Projects - Anwar Saleem

Their mission is spelled out in their name: One World Projects brings together isolated communities of artisans with an appreciative buying public, to support a fair trade, ecological, sustainable, and impressive business model. Since 1992, their network has branched out to support and encompass more than 11,000 artisans across the globe, allowing their handcrafted and fairly traded creations to find far-away markets.

Artisans like Anwar Saleem from the Indian cooperative Noah's Ark, work in recycled metals to craft items which are perfect for use indoors or out in the garden or patio. Not only does the factory-discarded metal find a beautiful new purpose, these items enable One World Projects' network of 600 artisans to support their families and whole communities. Anwar is a second-generation lamp-maker whose parents died when he was only 18, leaving him responsible for three younger siblings. Working with his uncle, he learned the craft of lacquering lanterns but was unable to make a living wage until he found employment with Noah's Ark. The fair wages he received turned his family's lives around.

One World Projects' slogan "uniting the world through compassionate trade" is the guiding force in their mission to create viable economic alternatives for artisans and expand the reaches of ethical and fair trade to address the most pressing humanitarian issues that face mankind today.

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