True North Compass with Wooden Box
A compass workshop in India called Vertex evolved from a group of craftsmen who originally made surveying equipment for some of the earliest canals in the region. Makers have adapted their designs to meet the needs of a changing market, but have held true to their craftsmanship skills.
Materials: Sheesham wood, metal, glass
Dimensions: Compass: 2.25"D, box: 4"Square
- Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, slight variations enhance authenticity.
About the makers:
Noah's Ark International Exports is a fair trade handicraft marketing organization in Moradabad, India. Noah's Ark provides benefits such as education and medical treatment for artisans and their families. As artisan businesses become more self-sufficient, Noah's Ark takes on new families. Since the company's inception, about 20 artisan workshops have become independent.
Noah's Ark started in 1986, in one room of a family house in Moradabad. Businessman Samuel Masih observed that exporters and middlemen were taking advantage of handicraft artisans. He started Noah's Ark to promote these artisans and their crafts.
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