The perfect adornment to any holiday tree or gift box, each one-of-a-kind Handmade Star Ornament is hand-stitched from the scrap cotton of our Kantha embroidered goods bring age-old technique to modern motifs and palettes. It is created by a collective of over 100 women in Ajmer, India, who have fled India's massive underground sex trade. Every artisan has her own bank account and commits to breaking the cycle of exploitation by investing in their children’s education.. This little gift that empowers is great to give to friends or a holiday party hostess.
- Size: 5.5"h x 5"w
- Materials: 1 Layer of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton
- Care: Spot Clean Only
- Handmade in Ajmer
- Fair Trade Verified
This is special because...
My favorite childhood tradition was visiting Chicago Museum of Science & Industry's annual Christmas Around the World display in the Great Hall. Perhaps this fantastical forest of sky scraping trees decked in vivid colors and cultures spawned my life long curiosity in the similarities and differences of craft traditions around the world.
Our globally sourced ornaments celebrate heritages as vast and varied as the regions from which they hail: Kenyan woodcraft, Ugandan horn work, Indian lacquerware, Rwandan basketweaving and Haitian paper and punched tin traditions, to name a few.