Bone Bracelet with Giraffe Patterns
Gorgeous, "on-trend" Fair Trade bone bracelet with a dark brown and cream coloured giraffe print.
Between each of the main sections are 4 small brown beads to enhance the design.
The beads are made from waste cow bone. A sanding machine is used to shape the bone and then the patterns are created with hot wax.
The bracelet is slightly elasticated, so should fit most wrist sizes.
This Fair Trade bone bracelet has been handmade with great skill by artisans in India.
Dimensions - the width is 2.5 cm approx.
Founded in 1973 to help poorly organised artisans in Delhi, India. By creating markets for these struggling craftsmen, Tara helps to generate steady work and income.
Their mission statement is well thought through and quite moving....
"Poverty is not only about shortage of money. It is about rights and relationships. About how people are treated and how they regard themselves. About powerlessness, exclusion and loss of dignity. Yet the lack of an adequate income is at its heart...."
They have now been able to expand their work to a 120-mile area around Delhi, taking-in adjoining states such as Uttar, Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.
Tara Projects fund informal and vocational schools as well as literacy centres for adults and campaign and educate people about Fair Trade in order to end injustice and manipulation in the world mass trade system.
Tara have spear-headed campaigns against bonded labour, child labour, illiteracy, unfair trade practices and for ecological, environmental and female educational issues.
They are members of WFTO and Fair Trade Forum India.