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Home Décor You Have to See by Artisan Connect

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When it comes to home decor, supporting a good cause and knowing you are helping artisans from around the world can make any dish taste just that much better. Meet Artisan Connect.
Artisan Connect provides the first online marketplace offering high quality home décor items made by artisans in developing countries. They source exclusively from non profits, artisan collectives and other organizations that ensure a fair wage is paid to the artisans.
It's almost summer wedding season meaning bridal showers, gifts for the bride and groom, not to mention birthdays and summer get-togethers. We picked some of our favorite pieces from Artisan Connect with the story behind each item and the country where it's made below. The prices are unbelievable for homemade goods...

$135 - Suar Wood Trays (right) Hand carved by skilled artisans in Bali from local suar wood, this set of round trays comes in three graduating sizes. The trays are perfect for serving appetizers and fruit or they can adorn table as the perfect centerpiece. 
Material:  Suar wood
 $65 - Recycled Wine Carafe

Aside from their organic design and superb functionality, our glassware from Ngwenya Glass in Swaziland are imbued with an inspiring cycle of ecology. People from all over Swaziland collect clear glass bottles and are paid per kilo for clean glass. Once collected, the glass is recycled and mouth blown into the finished product by skilled artisans.

The carafe easily holds an entire bottle of wine and chills it to perfection when the indentation is filled with ice.


$65 - Tunisian Tabarka Serveware Collection / $19 - Oval Platter on the right

Inspired by the tilework spotted on an old building in Tabarka, a small city in Northwest Tunisia, talented artisans paint by free hand this intricate design using only food-safe colors and glazes. No stencils, decals or machinery are used to create the pattern and no products are painted by only one person.

$35 - Serving Set / $135 - Bowl on the Right

This wooden serving set carved of fine mahogany in Indonesia works perfectly in any kitchen, and as a complement to the Mahogany and Coconut bowls. Delicate inlay of crushed white coconut shell on the handle of the serving set adds dimension and texture. Material:  Mahogany and Coconut Shell

The skilled artisans of Bali are renowned for producing exquisite wood pieces. This bowl is carved of rich mahogany inlaid with strips of brown and white coconut shell creating a pleasing geometric pattern. The inside is burnished with crushed cinnamon.  Serving utensils are sold separately.Material:  Mahogany and coconut shell

$225 - There are limitless uses for this set of 3 bowls in graduated sizes carved by artisans in Bali from local suar wood. A coordinated serving set, also of hand carved suar wood, is available.

Serving utensils sold separately / Material:  Suar wood

Cheers to a beautiful home this Spring!

 

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