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My travels to India took me to several regions of the country. I was in awe; how every district/state was so diverse in culture, food, history architecture, but most of all their Handicrafts. Hundreds if not thousands of master artisans and their families working their magic as they handcrafted stunning works of a Read More
My travels to India took me to several regions of the country. I was in awe; how every district/state was so diverse in culture, food, history architecture, but most of all their Handicrafts. Hundreds if not thousands of master artisans and their families working their magic as they handcrafted stunning works of art specific to their locale. Techniques which have been mastered & perfected for thousands of years passed down from generation to generation. I had the honor of meeting two recipients of the Shilp Gurus National awards, presented by the President of India in recognition to masters for their excellence in craftsmanship and valuable contribution to Indian Handicrafts. We discussed, and have brought to fruition a collaboration of western designs crafted with traditional techniques. By cutting out corrupt middlemen and local government we achieved a goal that the cottage artisans once believed impossible. Our collective efforts far exceed "fair trade". Together we have coined the phrase "Merit Trade". For the first time in history, the artisans are finally earning what they deserve.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMuxT_oj8zg
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