Ceramic Tree of Life Luminary

This beautiful botanical-themed ceramic luminary is handcrafted in a family workshop in the community of San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua.

Each luminary is created out of local clay, turned on a kick wheel, hand-painted, and wood-fired in a beehive-shaped kiln. Just add a tea light (or fairy lights!) to create a magical glow.

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Ceramic Tree of Life Luminary

Description

Symbolism

The tree of life is a important in many of the world’s mythologies, religious, and philosophical traditions and it has a rich and long history spanning cultures and centuries.

The tree of life represents Connection, Strength, Growth, Uniqueness, Rebirth, Family and  Tranquility.

Size

Mini is 10 cm  wide x 12.5 cm high,

Large is 15 cm wide x 17.5 cm high.

Care

Clean with soft cloth

How you purchase can make a difference

Known as the “land of lakes and volcanoes” Nicaragua is also home to the second-largest rainforest of the Americas and a popular tourist destination. However it is also among the poorest countries in the Americas and 48% of the population of Nicaragua live below the poverty line, with 79.9% of the population living on less than $2 per day

Fairtrade benefits to communities

Your purchase will help support families like  Don Leopoldo Potosme and Sara in the ceramic community of San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua.

In this community house and workshop are often integrated as one. The home of Leopoldo and Sara is no different, and with nine family members sharing the space, they literally eat, sleep and breathe pottery. The Potosme family has four children, two of whom, with their spouses, help to produce the orders for Women of the Cloud Forest.

With the proceeds from their Fair Trade crafts they have been able to send their youngest son to medical school!

About the suppliers

Women of the Cloud Forest has been working in fair trade since 2001 and have direct, long-term relationships with small family workshops and cooperatives in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru. In addition to placing consistent orders with their artisan partners, they provide business training and product development/design and offer no-interest micro-loans and direct grants for workshop capacity building.

This holistic approach to business enables their artisan partners to grow their businesses and access new markets without creating cycles of dependency.

Additional information

Weight 1500 g
Size

Small, Large

Delivery

Eco-friendly packaging                            

We only use recycled or non-plastic packaging, so your purchase will be better for the planet, too!

Delivery speed 

Once you place your order, we will dispatch your order within 2-3 working days. (Please note there may be delays during Covid.) 

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