This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
This beautiful tray comes from Patricio Coroy in Guatemala. Carved by hand from alder wood, the sleek serving tray features an inset of hand-loomed cotton with Maya motifs under a glass pane.Product Features:
Story Behind the Art:
- Type: Serving tray
- Materials: 100-percent cotton, alder wood, glass
- Care instructions: Wipe with damp cloth
- Dimensions: 9.8 inches high x 8.1 inches wide x 2.8 inches deep
As the son of a lumberjack, Patricio Coroy remembers the consequences of extreme deforestation. 'I took a year course on organic farming and sustainable development that was taught in my village, and together we formed the Rabbit project. To the Maya, the rabbit represents abundance and prosperity. We began to use the smaller branches and trunks to create works of art, candleholders and trays to be able to use the whole tree. In 2002, this forest project won an award from the World Bank and the Soros Foundation of Guatemala.'What is Worldstock?The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.Imported
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