Spice Up Gift Giving with Curated Artisan Products Under $50
Posted on December 11 2016
Traveling is a way to soothe the unending quest of our soul’s desire for adventure. At the same time, to travel is a form of discovering and learning; about different people, places and culture beyond the lives we ourselves live day to day. Perhaps the most meaningful purpose of traveling is to give us a perspective from another’s point of view. In the beautiful words of Maya Angelou,
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” In that brief moment of discovery, we feel our connection with others, no matter what race, language and culture we come from.
Apart from a collection of gorgeous jewelry, we also bring to you a variety of accessories that will merit your second look! Not only are these products a reflection of the places they were made, but most of them have a deeper purpose. Give a gift, handmade with love and that spreads love this holiday season!
A scarf for all seasons and your travel companion shopping bag from Cambodia...
“This vibrant, fun convertible shopping tote was handmade from colorful Thai fabrics by Cambodian parents of former street children living in Sihanoukville, who want to provide for and protect their children.”
“This 100% luxurious cotton scarf was handwoven by Cambodian parents of former street children who want to provide for and protect their children. I discovered these stunning scarves while eating at a restaurant Sihanoukville, Cambodia that trains former street kids in the hospitality and restaurant business. ”
Your travel companion from Guatemala...
“ Imagine this beautiful luggage tag greeting you on the airport luggage carousel! It was handmade by Mayan women who work within a co-op that was formed in 1984 to assist indigenous women widowed during the armed conflict in Guatemala.”
“This beautiful and colorful make-up bag was hand painted by Francesca Casanova. Francesca is a French woman who moved to Costa Rica over 20 years ago. Her charming shop, Meli Melo, is located in the beach town of Quepos.”
The beauty, vibrancy and romantic aura of France in a bottle...
“ Located in Provence (not far from the world's perfume capital of Grasse), La Maison de la Vanille specializes in creating subtle aromatic variations around the vanilla theme. I have fallen in love with their sophisticated and alluring combinations inspired by exotic locations around the world. “
“My appreciation for the intricate and precise art of hand printing was cultivated in the state where the technique of printing and dyeing fabric was honed, Rajastan, India.”
“This bright, two sided cushion cover has been hand block printed on the highest quality pure cotton using handmade teak printing blocks.”
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