Haitian Papier Mache Bird Ornament

$6.00

SKU: S- 125799

Give a sweet gift of a colorful bird that gives hope and opportunity to the women who made it! This Haitian bird ornament is made of papier mache from recycled paper and is individually hand-painted by women at Dam Dam in Haiti.

Dam Dam is a women's cooperative located in Leogane, a town that was almost entirely destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. The women of Dam Dam have helped rebuild their village generating income, art, and dignity with their recycled craft business.

  • Papier mache
  • 3" H x 5" W x 1.75" D (7.6 x 12.7 x 4.4 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Haiti

Artisans Business Network is a network of three depots located in Jacmel, Port au Prince and Croix-des-Bouquets in Haiti. It offers a wide range of artisanal products from the independent ateliers of Haiti and supports the delivery of handmade products to customers around the world. Artisan Business Network empowers Haitians with entrepreneurial tools, design input and market access.

Artisan Business Network producers create products from materials like papier mache, bone, horn, metal, beads and stone, and the products range from home décor to holiday and jewelry. The depots are fully owned and operated by Haitian entrepreneurs. In addition to its co-founders, the network draws upon the talents of product and logistics advisors dedicated to the success of Haiti’s artisans.

The Network helps make essential improvements in earnings and community wellbeing for their producers through commerce based in Haiti’s profound artisanal culture. Talented Haitians are ready and eager to recapture the losses brought about by the trade embargo of the 1990’s, subsequent internal political deadlock, and the devastation of the January 2010 earthquake.

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