Coasters Tree of Life (Set of 6) - India
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Introducing our Tree of Life Coasters, beautiful fair trade wood products that are carefully and precisely handcrafted using only basic hand tools. These coasters are made from light and grainy mango wood, sourced by our skilled artisans in Moradabad, India.
- Made from sustainable mango wood
- Expertly hand-carved using basic tools
- Burn finish for a deeper colour and texture
- Size: 8.9 cm W x 5 cm H
Artisan Story: Our fair trade wood products are meticulously crafted by hand and using basic power tools in Moradabad, India. In 2017, due to the overuse and declining numbers of Indian Rosewood (or Sheesham Wood), governing bodies mandated that this wood cease being used for production and export. Consequently, our artisans switched to mango wood, sourced from the abundant mango tree. As mangoes are in high demand, the trees are plentiful and provide an excellent source of wood for products like ours. Once a tree can no longer bear fruit, it is cut down and used to create beautiful items such as our Tree of Life Coasters. Mango wood is noticeably more grainy and lighter than Indian Rosewood.
Villages Port Colborne is located along the shore of the Niagara Peninsula. Where the Welland Canal and Lake Erie meet, in the heart of Port Colborne, we have been fair trade since 1984. We carry unique, handcrafted goods that are ethically made by artisans from around the world. If you're in the Southern Ontario area, we welcome you to visit us in-person!