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Mini Meditation Bowl Box: 2" Gold Bodhi - DZI (Meditation) - Fair Trade Travel Gifts

Mini Meditation Bowl Box: 2" Gold Bodhi - DZI (Meditation)

$34.99  In Stock

DZI525004000

The Bodhi tree where Budahh is said to have attained enlightenment and mini meditation bowl comes in an attractive gift box with a gold Bodhi leaf handpainted on the top. The box is made from sustainably harvested Himalayan lokta paper on top of a recycled paperboard, providing the artisans with sustainable ways to express their traditional crafts. Inside along with the bowl, you'll find a cushion, striker, and instruction for bowl care and as well as how to use the bowl for a simple meditation.

Meet the Artisans

Metal Artisan in Haiti

Walking into the Kathmandu production center’s reception you are immediately greeted by a cheerful ‘Namaste’ (‘I Salute the God Within You’) with hands pressed together in a prayerful expression. Proceeding into any of the production halls you’ll be greeted by a complete chorus of the same as dozens of ladies press felt into a variety of shapes, while others stitch, needle and applique to finish hundreds of different styles of decorative items for export.

 

Sheep’s wool is an amazingly adaptable fiber. It can be dyed any color and when hand felted using warm mildly soapy water it can be molded into any shape, or then cut and sewn together as per your imagination. Because the felting and most of the stitching process is all done by hand with natural materials that can be sustainably harvested, hand felted products have a relatively soft impact on the environment. Commercial exports of felted products from Nepal have grown exponentially since around 2000, benefitting thousands of mostly women workers, production managers and family businesses who help support their families and educate their children with their earnings.