Rosewood Cutwork Box

$28.00

by Matr Boomie

The Product:

Intricate hand-carved cutwork design, made from sustainably harvested Indian Rosewood, with brass hinges for opening.

Materials: Indian rosewood, varnish, metal hinges

The Maker:

Partnering with artisan communities around India, Matr Boomie supports traditional craft and empowers artisans. Like the remote rural villages of India, the sprawling urban centers present economic and social struggle for minorities, lower castes, women and the poor. Many children will run away from home to the cities for opportunity, only to be sucked into a continuous cycle of poverty. We believe that through fair trade the cycle of poverty can be broken, and the cycle of economic empowerment and education can take its place. Matr Boomie works with several projects focused on urban entrepreneurship, such as an empowerment group for women of the slums of Jaipur, and schools for poor and disabled children in Delhi and Gwalior. In all of Matr Boomie's artisan partnerships, dignified employment through craft, self respect, and education are top priorities.