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cat puzzle box

by HSSS artisans
Handmade
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  • the story

The Purrfect Puzzle

Celebrate the puzzling behavior of those of the feline persuasion with this beautiful (and slightly tricky) 3D puzzle box handmade by HSSS artisans in India. This sleeping kitty hides two compartments that are revealed when you remove the two keys and two lids.

Handmade of sustainable sheesham wood, native to the Indian subcontinent, bought under supervision and quota from the government of India (which sells the wood of dead trees).

Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

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  • details
Handmade
Item ID
19080
Made from
shisham wood
Measurements
5" L x 4" W x 2" H; 7 pieces
Notes
This item has been discontinued, once this item sells out, it will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • the maker

HSSS artisans

HSSS is a non-profit organization that works for the uplifting and development of underprivileged artisans. It is composed mainly of male artisans, both Hindu and Muslim, who suffer educational, training and health related issues. The hardships that these people go through include physical handicaps, illiteracy, extreme poverty, entrapment in lower castes, lack of knowledge about trade and markets, among others.

The artisans don't have knowledge of marketing skills and have many barriers to access international trade. However, they are very skilled in making wooden products and are committed to quality, so production is not a problem for them. Therefore, Fair Trade mostly helps them find a market and promote their products.

HSSS respects environmental values and for that they arrange to only use wood from the forest quota given by the government of India (which sells the wood of dead trees). When it comes to the advancement of the people, the organization is taking several steps for the betterment of the artisans. They have created self help groups for the artisans and also organize several exhibitions for promoting their art to increase their market opportunities.

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