World Smartphone Dock
This solid wood smartphone dock, handcrafted in north central India, features our hand carved our world design and is collapsible for convenient storage on the go. Artisans use hand tools to skillfully carve blocks of sustainably harvested mango wood into fine treasures. The art of traditional Indian wood craft requires mastery, passed on through generations, to create the intricate carvings and refined finish.
Dimensions: 3.5" L X 8.25" H
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The traditional craft of woodcarving plays an important role for many artisan communities in small towns and agricultural villages in north central India. Each artisan uses hand tools to skillfully carve blocks of sustainably harvested wood into fine treasures. This art form requires mastery to create the intricate carving, filigree, and inlay work. Many of the patterns are deeply influenced by cultural motifs from Muslim dynasties that ruled the region centuries ago. Artisans finish and detail each item with natural wax and non-toxic paints.
Our woodcraft partner artisans belong to collectives in the region that provide basic services and development solutions to enable self-sufficiency, including healthcare and education. Literacy rates and income opportunities are quite limited in the area, so woodcraft production is vital for community livelihoods. Most woodcraft artisans are men and some women work in finishing and production assembly. Our main focus for their continued development is sustainable income generation, skills development and raw material allocation.