EcoFriendly Fairly Traded Purim Graggers
These simple colorful and noisy Purim groggers (graggers) are handmade from 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. Filled with small pebbles; when waved, they sound like maracas!
We will choose a fun one for you or if you prefer, please call or email about specific colors and designs.
Out of stock
Materials: natural sustainable forest products
Size: range from 7 1/2″ long to 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.