EcoFriendly Fairly Traded Frog Purim Gragger
This colorful and noisy Purim groggers (graggers) is handmade from wood and other natural forest products by indigenous people of South America, enabling the crafters to create a sustainable business and earn an income for themselves, their families and their communities. The noise is created by nut shells that hang below the frog. Each one is handpainted; no two are exactly alike!
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Materials: wood, natural sustainable forest products
Size: 9″ long
Meet the Artist: Barbara Matzner
Barbara, a noted Judaica artist and designer for many years, has recently teamed up with artisans throughout Bali and Colombia, South America, to create unique, ethically sourced items.
Using traditional craftsmanship and natural materials indigenous to the region, Balinese master craftsmen have magically transformed shells and sterling silver into a lasting treasure that captures the special "spirit of Bali." In Colombia, South America, highly skilled artisans, members of a small family business, employ an ancient technique called pasto, using wood and plant fiber to create a fresh, unique and colorful plate using designs created together with Barbara. Most recently, following the fair trade principle to help artisans find new products in an effort to support a sustainable industry, Barbara is collaborating with artisans in Colombia to create beautiful and colorful hand made pieces from resin.