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Parakeet Paradise Boxes

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Adorable and intricate, these hand-painted boxes are perfect for storing your favorite jewelry pieces, loose change, and other knick-knacks. The art of paper mâché was brought from Persia to the Himalayan region of northern India centuries ago. Ever since, Indian artisans have been employing the technique to create beautiful products like these boxes. These stunning products are made in the state of Kashmir, which has faced a recent and sharp decline in its once booming tourism industry due to mounting violence and tensions between Indians and Pakistanis. Farming is now impossible and industry jobs are rare, making most villagers rely on craft production. Thanks to fair trade initiatives in the region, these artisans are able to earn living wages in safe work environments free from the use of child labor, improving their quality of life tenfold.

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