Nickel elephant tealight holder handmade for Namaste on a fair trade basis. Great simply as an ornament or light a tealight inside for an ambient glow (tealight not included).
24 x 19 x 9cm
Care: Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Place on a heatproof surface. Do not leave burning candles unattended. Caution: may become hot after use.
Our supplier of metal crafts is based in Jodhpur, a city in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan. It is run by two partners who set up their own business 5 years ago. We have known them for many years as they used to work for our main Indian furniture supplier. We are very pleased to be able to support them. The business employs 6 people who enjoy good wages and good working conditions. The metal artefacts themselves are made by master craftsmen in their own premises in the city of Jodhpur and this income supplements regular income from agriculture, which forms the backbone of the economy in most of rural India. Agriculture itself is dependent on the monsoon as there are no perennial rivers in the The Desert so working on the land is not a reliable source of regular income in itself. Namaste’s supplier is involved in charitable work and also provides employment to one disabled person.