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Elephant Block-Printed Cloth Journal from India

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The ancient Indian craft of block printing, or hand-printing textiles with intricately carved wooden stamps, has made a comeback as part of today's contemporary fashion scene. As such, this artisan-crafted journal's timeless style makes a great gift for wordsmiths, artists, students and anyone looking to start a new chapter.

  • Measures 4-1/2" wide x 6" high
  • 50 pages handmade paper

Handmade in India and fair trade imported.

 

Noahs's Ark Artisan Story
India

Khalil Ahmed Shows Off Some of his Metal WorkThis item was handmade in India in a workshop sponsored by Noah’s Ark, an NGO that offers funding for raw materials, machines and workshop repairs to 100 artisan groups across India. In exchange for assistance, workshops must prove that all employees are paid fair wages for their products and work in safe and clean conditions. Noah's Ark also offers free classes in capacity building to its network of 600 artisans, a rigorous quality control check, and runs education and water sanitation projects to benefit the artisans’ children and the rest of the community. The company has established 20 new workshops in the past 15 years, and all employees are paid 10-15% above the local rate.


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