Mango Wood Hosting Tray
Stylish, solid wood hosting tray handcrafted in north central India features two hand carved serving wells, two spoon wells, and two matching hand carved spoons. 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 thru generations, to create the intricate carvings and fine polished finish.
Dimensions: 12" L, 6.5" W, 1.5" 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.
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We charge a flat-rate of $5 to ship any order. And if you spend more than $50, shipping is free! Once your order is received, we'll ship it within 2-3 business days. To return a purchase, visit our returns page (link in footer below) to request a return within 30 days of your purchase. We will provide a prepaid mailing label for item return. Once we receive and process your return, we will deduct the cost of the prepaid label from your refund and return the remaining amount of your original merchandise cost back to the purchase credit card. Original shipping charges will not be refunded.