Thanksgiving

Noah's Ark, India

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting and family. While today’s Thanksgiving celebration would likely be unrecognizable to those who participated in the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table.

The Thanksgiving table is a place of gathering during Thanksgiving. It is the place where the family comes together after watching the football games and playing their own version of flag football at the park with the family. The table is the most important destination during Thanksgiving and should be decorative and festive this Thanksgiving.

OWP has many fair and compassionate trade items to make your table fun, unique, and meaningful this Thanksgiving. We have leaf patterned bowls, traditional handcrafted baskets, and natural fibre baskets that will fit a variety of your needs this Thanksgiving. These items will not only make your table one of a kind, but will also give support to artisans, their families, and their communities with something meaningful for them.

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The three leaf patterned bowls are beautiful and an example of ancient enameling. The use of the enamel to decorate ceramics, metals, and stones are from the Egyptian and Roman civilizations. These artisans continue to use these techniques in their handcrafted products. These bowls would be a great way to serve your homemade stuffing and mashed potatoes. They will provide a new meaning to your Thanksgiving and make a difference through your fair and compassionate trade purchase.

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The tradition of handcrafting baskets has been a part of the Zambian culture for centuries and is passed down from generation to generation. So if you want to add more decoration to your Thanksgiving table this year and purchase something that can be passed down from generation to generation; try our natural fibre baskets that are multifunctional for either storage or serving. This Thanksgiving you can use these baskets for decoration, or as a decorative way to store and display food, toys, magazines, and just about anything else you need to store this Thanksgiving.

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A brand new addition to our most popular range of recycled metal bowls are these metal oak leaf bowls made using salvaged and recycled metal. These bowls can be placed on your table this Thanksgiving with fresh fruits and vegetables, or mounted on the wall as a festive decoration. These bowls are a unique and unforgettable way to decorate your space and provide a festive and fun addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Please support these artisans and purchase these fair and compassionate trade items for your Thanksgiving table. Add some tradition and uniqueness to your Thanksgiving and make a difference in the lives of these talented artisans!

Thank you!

 

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