Our artisan partners in Chiapas, Mexico create these masterpieces from scraps of wool. The wool is obtained within the artisan community from their own sheeps. It is then washed, carded, spinned and finally dyed. It's then hand woven in a back strap loom and cloth is made. The cloth is used for clothing for them and scraps are used to make the animals. The animal is shaped and hand sewn then stuffed to create each magical piece. All is done in the comfort of their own homes!
* 7.5"W X 6"H X 3"D
* Made following Fair Trade guidelines
Drawing upon the master craft-making techniques that have been a part of their culture for generations, our artisans skillfully handcraft these beautiful pieces individually, combining contemporary designs with ancient traditions. This village industry provides families an opportunity to maintain the tradition of handcrafting while sharing an expression of their indigenous culture with the world. By respecting cultural tradition, creating a cooperative working atmosphere, and paying sustainable wages, these women and their families have become empowered with new skills and have an opportunity for economic stability. Your support through Wholesale orders makes the difference!