Handcarved Gourd Maracas, Peru
Beautiful birds, flowers, ladybugs, and more are carefully carved into gourds to create these fun, useable maracas.
Handmade. Fair Trade.
Carefully handcrafted by an artisan group called Sanyork Fair Trade. The workshop and warehouse is tucked into one of the poorest suburbs of Lima. It is surrounded by large factories and hillside slums in San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, Peru.
Sanyork Fair Trade employs 66 artisan families, working to permanently overcome and reduce poverty. When provided fair trade wages and a sustainable workplace environment, artisans are able to have confidence, pride, and inspiration for their work which helps to preserve their cultural tradition, lifestyle, and dignity.
"Your world might not change through the purchase of fair trade products, but for the producer of them it sure will. We believe you should be proud of what you buy."