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Spotlight on Jiva Fair Trading

Jiva travelled widely in India, Nepal and Thailand for nearly 10 years, falling in love with the warmth and ready kindness of the people there, and seeing how their lives of reduced material clutter and a life closer to nature led to a greater sense of harmony and community. She was also greatly moved by the harsh material conditions of their lives in countries with no social welfare or health care, and resolved to offer them



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Incense manufacture information

Incense manufacture information

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Karen Jewellers

Karen Jewellers

The craft designs of the Karen people, a tribal minority living in the hills in the North of Thailand around Chiang Mai, have a sophisticated simplicity. They are known for their silverwork, woven cotton and basketry. The matt finish and ethnic...


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manoram

manoram

Manoram Chainat Province Central Thailand Cured of leprosy but left with serious disabilities, former patients of Manoram Christian Hospital learn artistic skills through the Leprosy Rehabilitation Project. Working slowly with deformed hands


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SRUTI information

SRUTI information

The canvas bags that I sell are made by SRUTI (Society for Rural, Urban and Tribal Initiative), based in New Delhi, India, and one of the charity's income streams is designing and selling these bags. At present I am the only importer. SRUTI started...


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Surin Jewellers

Surin Jewellers

These earrings were made in Surin Province, a poor region in North Eastern Thailand. Surin Province is home to artisans who use simple hand tools to beat wafer-thin sheets of silver into distinctive bead shapes. Having filled the beads with natural...


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Tibetan Children's Village

Tibetan Children's Village

In 1959, Tibet was brutally invaded by China and more than 1.2 million Tibetans were killed. Six thousand ancient monasteries were looted and destroyed, the priceless artwork which they contained either stolen or smashed. This cultural obliteration...


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Tibetan Prayer Flags Information

Tibetan Prayer Flags Information

Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to 'gods,' a common misconception, rather the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the...


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Tibetan Singing Bowls Information

Tibetan Singing Bowls Information

In Buddhist practice, singing bowls are used as a support for meditation, trance induction and prayer. For example, Chinese Buddhists use the singing bowl to accompany the wooden fish during chanting, striking it when a particular phrase in a sutra,...


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YMCA silver

YMCA silver

Since 1982, the YMCA of Chiangmai in Northern Thailand has been exporting Thai handicrafts to fair trade organisations around the world. The aim is to help the poor villagers in Northern Thailand by giving them a way to earn a living. At present,...


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