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Easter Felt Pig

Easter Felt Pig
This cute pig is handmade from felt by artisans of Association for Craft Producers in Nepal.
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Dimensions: 7.5x6.5cm
Made from: Felt
Please note: Decorative - for ages 3 years and over.

Handmade by Nepali Craft Trading

Nepali Craft Trading provides approximately 850 Nepali artisans, 85% women, with marketing and management support and technical and design assistance.

PRODUCT CODE: 7L0125
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Description
This cute pig is handmade from felt by artisans of Association for Craft Producers in Nepal.

Felt is non-woven fabric formed when wool fibres lock together under heat, moisture and pressure. ACP has been at the forefront of reviving this traditional skill, which is an important folk tradition in Nepal. This item is decorative only - it is not a toy.

Dimensions: 7.5x6.5cm
Made from: Felt
Please note: Decorative - for ages 3 years and over.

Producer

Nepali Craft Trading

Nepali Craft Trading is the export arm of the Association of Craft Producers (ACP), a non-profit organization which has been working across Nepal for over 15 years, and now provides approximately 850 Nepali artisans, 85% women, with marketing and management support and technical and design assistance. Nepali craft focuses on products that their artisans can make in their own homes with little supervision after training is completed. These range from textiles to ceramics to jewellery and many more.In addition to being paid a fair wage for their products, artisans have access to a range of benefit schemes, including a producer's welfare fund, a savings plan, maternityNapali Craft Trading leave and an education allowance for young girls.

Nepali Craft Trading

Laxmi started weaving when she was very young. For a long time she had no control over the business side of her craft, as this was controlled by first her father and then, after she got married, her husband's father, so she was unable to build up any savings. Only when she and her moved out of her in-laws' house was Laxmi able to take initiative with her business.She began to share her weaving contacts with her female neighbours, and the women found that they were much more effective as a group. Over time, the group developed links with ACP. Laxmi became responsible for gaining new orders and supervising a group of weavers at ACP. Laxmi earns a fixed wage plus 15 percent commission on cloth brought from her village, which is equal to what her husband earns.

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