Whether you're using this wooden tray to serve a small charcuterie or to hold remotes, jewelry, or whatever, this interesting tray will be surely be a conversation starter. In our own experience, friends can't help but trace the path of the 'roots' and ask how this cool piece came to be. We'll tell you...
These aren't actually roots, the pattern is created by painting lines of baking soda, a good conductor of electricity, onto the wood and running a current through the wood. Cool, right?
We believe this tray makes a great host gift or Valentine's gift.
Plus, each is handcrafted by artisans working with Noah's Ark, a fair trade organization in Moradabad, India. Feels good to buy beautiful products that help communities and do no harm to the planet.
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF
Dimensions: 10" l x 7" w x 1" h
Inner height of tray: 0.5" h
Materials: mango wood and felt
Four round felt pads attached to each corner of bottom of tray protects surfaces.
Handcrafted in India by fair trade handicraft marketing organization Noah's Ark International Exports in Moradabad, India. Noah's Ark provides benefits such as education and medical treatment for artisans and their families. As artisan businesses become more self-sufficient, Noah's Ark takes on new families. Since the company's inception, about 20 artisan workshops have become independent. Noah's Ark started in 1986, in one room of a family house in Moradabad. Businessman Samuel Masih observed that exporters and middlemen were taking advantage of handicraft artisans. He started Noah's Ark to promote these artisans and their crafts.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Ten Thousand Villages is a global maker‑to‑market movement that breaks the cycle of generational poverty and ignites social change. They provide ethically-sourced wares — that empower makers from around the globe.
I have given these as gifts and the recipients are always amazed at their unique beauty. Such a special product!
Lori, thanks so much for writing a review. We think these trays are so cool, it's great to know you do, too.