The Artisan Box is a lifestyle box curated with exclusively created handcrafted products created by the Artisans of India. You'll receive 4-6 high quality, handcrafted exclusive products comprising Apparels, Home Décor, Kitchen Accessories, Personal Accessories, Exclusive Art form, Yoga, etc. Since, India is a highly diversified country where every geographical region represents a different art form, every month; the Artisan Box will bring colours and flavour of one State of India.
Cost: $49/month (USD)
Shipping: Free worldwide.
Coupon Code: AB05 - Save 5% off your first box or on anything in the shop.
The Artisan Box came hand-sewn in fabric which is very unique!
The products come in a very nicely designed and sturdy box.
Product info is on a fold-out pamphlet.
Handwoven Suf Stole
Suf is a detailed and painstaking embroidery based on the triangle, which is called a "suf." Suf is counted on the warp and weft of the cloth in a surface satin. Stitches work form the back. Motifs are never drawn and each artisan imagines her design, and then counts it out in reverse.
Rudraksha is a Sanskrit word, which means the one who is capable of looking at and doing everything. It is believed that Rudraksha has the ability to wipe our tears and provide happiness, and is believed to act as a shield against "negative energies". It can wrapped around your wrist or neck. Rudraksha is a seed produced by Elaeocarpus tree and is used to make organic jewelry.
Kesar Goti Herbal Facial Soap
This soap contains organic Kesar (saffron), coconut oil, almond oil, and soap base. It's found to be effective for removing dark spots and acne.
Handcrafted Lacquered Wood Honey Dipper
This honey dipper is crafted by carving the wood. Once the wood is carved into a product, the artisans apply lac the wood to create a kaleidoscopic colour patterns on it by heat through turning with a hand lathe unique to Vadhas community in Kachchh. The lacquer is coloured with vegetable dyes. There are only a few traditional artisan families continuing the craft.
Ancient Rogan Art
This unique piece of art is a 400 year old traditional art form with Persian influence, currently on the verge of extinction. It is practiced by The Khatri family from Kutch region of Gujarat. When castor oil is heated over fire for more than twelve hours and cast into cold water, it produces a thick residue called Rogan, which is mixed with natural colours. With a six-inch wooden sticker pen, the craftsperson then draws out from this a fine thread which is painted to the cloth. The intricate details of the design are impressive! This will have to be framed and put on display.
To manage plastic waste, Khamir - a Kutch (Gujarat) based NGO has launched an innovative initiative to make new goods from waste plastic. The innovative idea has given employment to a large number of rural people. The waste plastic is collected, cleaned, and segregated by colour and quality. Cleaned plastic is cut into long strips, which are than woven into durable textiles using ancient Pit Loom technology. This bag is very good quality and durable. The inside is lined with fabric and there's a zipper.
The total value of the Artisan Box is $84. I thought this box had some interesting and well made products! It's like the India version of GlobeIn. This box is great for anyone who likes unique handmade products while supporting the artisans who make them in India. A large percentage of proceeds of the Artisan Box will be distributed among the Artisans. A lot of time and effort went into these products, so it's great to know the artisans who make them will be compensated.
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