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Wanderer's Compass

  • $ 3200

Not all who wander are lost, but if you are, this Wanderer’s Compass can help you get back on track! This brass compass and leather case are made by artisans working with our partner Noah’s Ark, a fair trade organization in Moradabad, India. The words “Pocket Compass” as well as “1885,” the year the workshop was founded, are stamped on the lid of compass.

A compass workshop in India called Vertex evolved from a group of craftsmen who originally made surveying equipment for some of the earliest canals in the region.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: Antiqued brass pocket compass with screw-on lid - Leather case with brass buckle
Dimensions: Compass: 2.25"D x .75"H, Case: 2.5"W x 1"D x 2.5"H
  • 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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